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A mesh fabric made from threads or cords that are knotted or woven at regular intervals. Nets were originally made by hand, but are now typically machine woven. Fine netting is used as a lace like fabric while coarse nets are often used for sports equipment and hunting. Fishnets are tied with a knot at every crossing.

Synonyms and Related Terms

netting; fishnet; fishing net; tulle (Fr.); filet (Fr.); Netz (Deut.); rete (It.); red (Esp.); malla (Esp.); netmateriaal (tule, mousseline,vitrage) (Ned);

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Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, Phyllis G.Tortora, Robert S. Merkel (eds.), Fairchild Publications, New York City, 7th edition, 1996
  • Rosalie Rosso King, Textile Identification, Conservation, and Preservation, Noyes Publications, Park Ridge, NJ, 1985
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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