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monofilament

[mon-uh-fil-uh-muh nt] /ˌmɒn əˈfɪl ə mənt/
noun
1.
Also, monofil
[mon-uh-fil] /ˈmɒn əˌfɪl/ (Show IPA)
. a single, generally large filament of synthetic fiber.
Compare multifilament (def 2).
adjective
2.
made of such a filament:
a monofilament fishing line.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; mono- + filament
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Examples from the web for monofilament
  • There was something else: a stainless-steel hook embedded in its mouth, trailing a long strand of monofilament line.
  • Press until the monofilament bends, hold for one second, and then release.
British Dictionary definitions for monofilament

monofilament

/ˌmɒnəˈfɪləmənt/
noun
1.
synthetic thread or yarn composed of a single strand rather than twisted fibres
2.
a fishing line made of monofilaments
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