wire netting



netting made of interwoven wire, coarser than wire gauze.

Origin of wire netting

First recorded in 1850–55
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Examples from the Web for wire netting

Historical Examples of wire netting

  • Not if he had driven in for a cabbage instead of wire-netting.

    The Longest Journey

    E. M. Forster

  • It was Dr. Whittington who made me put the wire-netting over the aquarium.

    The Romance of His Life

    Mary Cholmondeley

  • The Coroner had said: "The wire-netting does not extend over the servants' quarters," in a very even voice.

    The Pretty Lady

    Arnold E. Bennett

  • See—I'll stand on this side of the wire-netting, and you can keep on the other; so you may feel quite safe.

  • Kennedy remarked during the afternoon that he felt like a fly walking on wire-netting.

British Dictionary definitions for wire netting

wire netting


a net made of wire, often galvanized, that is used for fencing, as a light reinforcement, etc
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