fish·net | \ˈfish-ˌnet \

Definition of fishnet 

1 : netting fitted with floats and weights or a supporting frame for catching fish

2 : a coarse open-mesh fabric

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Cut-up an old pair of fishnets to create scales using a mix of blue-and-green cream and powder pigments. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "A Halloween Mermaid Tutorial For Girls With Short Hair," 4 Oct. 2017 But compared with the turbans, kimonos, fishnet masks, leather harnesses and bouffant wigs he's paraded on red carpets, today's threads are subdued. Amy Nicholson,, "Is Hollywood ready for the brilliant weirdness of Lakeith Stanfield?," 3 July 2018 The swimwear collection ranges from crop and triangle bikini tops to French cut bikini bottoms, one-piece swimsuits and fishnet cover-ups in various neon and neutral colors. Lisa Lockwood | Wwd,, "Joan Smalls designs swimwear, intimate apparel for Smart & Sexy," 21 May 2018 Accessorizing her chic all-black outfit, Kylie opted for a black purse that cinched around her waist and shoulder like a harness and a pair of fishnet heels. Maria Pasquini,, "Kylie and Kendall Jenner Debut Bold Looks in N.Y.C. Ahead of the Met Gala," 6 May 2018 Getty Images Jennifer Lopez took the stage at the Time 100 Gala Tuesday night in a jaw-dropping performance that ended with the 48-year-old singer gyrating on stage in nothing but a sparkly thong and nude fishnets. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Jennifer Lopez Stripped Down to a Sparkly Thong and Fishnets for Her Time 100 Performance," 25 Apr. 2018 The iconic photo by Craig McDean was seen in the June 2002 issue of i-D magazine, and showed Kate from the back, wearing the now-famous army-green jacket, black underwear, fishnet stockings, and black boots. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "R13 Suggests Their Brand Inspired Melania Trump's Zara Jacket," 23 June 2018 In the two-minute video, Nicki has a freestyle dance battle with dancer Aliya Janell, while both of them are dressed in leather and fishnets, wearing space buns with chopsticks, and cast in a hazy purple light. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Nicki Minaj Has Released a Teaser Video for "Chun Li"," 27 Apr. 2018 This is more of a fishnets-and-combat-boots kind of event, than an all-out, rainbow dance party. Hilary Weaver, Vanities, "At the N.Y.C. Dyke March, Where There’s Way More to Pride Than the Parade," 25 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of fishnet

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

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English Language Learners Definition of fishnet

: a net for catching fish

: a type of fabric that has many small holes like a net

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