stockinette

[ stok-uh-net ]
/ ˌstɒk əˈnɛt /

noun

Also stock·i·net. a stretchy, machine-knitted fabric used for making undergarments, infants' wear, etc.
Also called stockinette stitch. a knitting pattern made by alternating single rows of knit stitches and of purl stitches in such a way that all the knit stitches show on one side of the fabric and all the purl stitches on the other.

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Origin of stockinette

First recorded in 1775–85; earlier stocking-net
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British Dictionary definitions for stockinet

stockinet
/ (ˌstɒkɪˈnɛt) /

noun

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

Word Origin for stockinet

C19: perhaps changed from earlier stocking-net
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