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fishnet

[fish-net] /ˈfɪʃˌnɛt/
noun
1.
a net for catching fish.
2.
a fabric having an open mesh resembling a fishnet.
adjective
3.
being of an open-mesh weave:
fishnet stockings.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English fiscnett. See fish, net1
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  • She wore a miniskirt, fishnet stockings, opera gloves to her elbows.
  • The meshwork of sensors laced onto a thin plastic film resembles thickly threaded fishnet stockings.
  • Clasped along the inside of my elbow is a white elastic fishnet sleeve that holds the apparatus tight against my skin.
  • They wore sackcloth tunics and fishnet shirts studded with crocheted pouches that were supposed to stop bullets.
  • The lights came up on five dancers wearing plastic wrap, fishnet and white face paint.
  • Only those polygons attributed by these themes were retained, all other cells in the fishnet were eliminated.
British Dictionary definitions for fishnet

fishnet

/ˈfɪʃˌnɛt/
noun
1.
(mainly US & Canadian) a net for catching fish
2.
  1. an open mesh fabric resembling netting
  2. (as modifier): fishnet tights
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