a net for catching fish.
a fabric having an open mesh resembling a fishnet.
being of an open-mesh weave: fishnet stockings.

before 1000; Middle English; Old English fiscnett. See fish, net1 Unabridged
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fishnet (ˈfɪʃˌnɛt)
1.  chiefly (US), (Canadian) a net for catching fish
2.  a.  an open mesh fabric resembling netting
 b.  (as modifier): fishnet tights

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Example sentences
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.
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