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stockinette

[stok-uh-net] /ˌstɒk əˈnɛt/
noun
1.
Also, stockinet. 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.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85; earlier stocking-net
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British Dictionary definitions for stockinet

stockinet

/ˌstɒkɪˈnɛt/
noun
1.
a machine-knitted elastic fabric used, esp formerly, for stockings, undergarments, etc
Word Origin
C19: perhaps changed from earlier stocking-net
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