fish·​net ˈfish-ˌnet How to pronounce fishnet (audio)
: netting fitted with floats and weights or a supporting frame for catching fish
: a coarse open-mesh fabric

Examples of fishnet in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of fishnet was before the 12th century

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“Fishnet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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fish·​net ˈfish-ˌnet How to pronounce fishnet (audio)
: a net for catching fish

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