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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Designer Peter Dundas created this custom gold mini dress for Bey, which was paired with a not-so-casual purple cape, metallic thigh-high boots, and fishnet tights. Isabel Greenberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Beyoncé's Caped Metallic Catsuit Is Her Best On The Run II Tour Look To Date," 1 Oct. 2018 There was always a surprise in the accessories: slithering black satin Galliano worn with fishnet tights and brilliant grass green satin shoes, a brace of antique diamond and emerald brooches pinned to accentuate the bustle bow of her jacket. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Hamish Bowles Remembers Lucy Birley, Who Has Died at 58," 25 July 2018 Sea Witch Steffanie Strazzere from Kat Von D's Artistry Collective used fishnet tights and several shades of the 24-Hour Super Brow Long-Wear Pomade to create these mesmerizing scales. 8. Devon Abelman, Allure, "27 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes You Can Do With Just Makeup," 10 Oct. 2018 This time against denim and fishnets, Poiret’s acid ruby mouth managed to punch up model Remington William’s garnet hair and matching fuzzy shawl for a triple color play that worked. Vogue, "The Best Street Style Beauty at Paris Fashion Week," 3 Oct. 2018 Bralettes and underwear were done in mesh, fishnet and lace. Fox News, "Rihanna surprises fans with Gigi and Bella Hadid in her Savage X Fenty runway show," 13 Sep. 2018 The Blonds dress, Leg Avenue fishnets, Atelier Michalsky black boots, Stefere earrings, Le Vian diamond circle earring, Le Vian diamond gold ring, Hearts on Fire diamond ring. Margaret Wappler, Harper's BAZAAR, "Jenna Dewan's New Dawn," 29 May 2018 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

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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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a nest or breeding place

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