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stockinet

/ ˌstɒkɪˈnɛt /

noun

  1. a machine-knitted elastic fabric used, esp formerly, for stockings, undergarments, etc


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Word History and Origins

Origin of stockinet1

C19: perhaps changed from earlier stocking-net
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Example Sentences

The king and his ministers were first encased in tight-fitting stockinet shirts and drawers.

Bonde—A loosely woven fabric with a curly, hairy surface, usually made with a jersey or stockinet body.

Stockinet—A plain, elastic texture made on a knitting frame, used for underwear, etc.

The stocking is made of knitted material called stockinet, not of woven cloth.

The weave known as stockinet is best of all, because goods thus made cling to the body and yet restrict its activity very little.

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