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[ stok-uh-net ]
/ ˌstɒk əˈnɛt /


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.

Nearby words

stockholm, stockholm syndrome, stockhorn, stockhorse, stockinet, stockinette, stocking, stocking anesthesia, stocking cap, stocking feet, stocking filler

Origin of stockinette

First recorded in 1775–85; earlier stocking-net Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for stockinette

  • Under the plaster, stockinette drawers are worn, and the bony prominences are padded with cotton wool.

    Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition.|Alexander Miles
  • Fold shoulders tog, having buttonholes overlap the stockinette st band.