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  1. Also stock·i·net. a stretchy, machine-knitted fabric used for making undergarments, infants' wear, etc.
  2. 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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Examples from the Web for stockinette

Historical Examples of 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.