fish·​net | \ ˈfish-ˌnet How to pronounce fishnet (audio) \

Definition of fishnet

1 : netting fitted with floats and weights or a supporting frame for catching fish
2 : a coarse open-mesh fabric

Examples of fishnet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At a fan meet-and-greet to promote her new collection of poetry, the singer wore a sparkly mesh face mask, the equivalent of putting fishnet stockings on her legs during a snow storm. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, "Lana Del Rey Just Wore a Mesh Face Mask to Meet Fans—and People Are Not Having It," 3 Oct. 2020 Schwartz was resplendent in a tight dark-purple miniskirt, black fishnet stockings and 3-inch nails. Willie Brown,, "Willie Brown: Trump’s positive virus test a big negative for campaign," 3 Oct. 2020 Not Sorry collection; matching leather gloves; sheer fishnet tights; and chunky, layered silver jewelry, courtesy of Neil Lane and Loree Rodkin. Harper's BAZAAR, "See All of Rihanna's Standout Style Moments from the Savage x Fenty Runway Show," 2 Oct. 2020 Lizzo looked flawless in an electric blue fishnet bodystocking and fingerless gloves. Emily Dixon, Marie Claire, "Lizzo Stunned in a Blue Fishnet Bodysuit at the Savage X Fenty Show," 2 Oct. 2020 The cover star of Vogue's October 2020 issue snapped in a cobalt blue fishnet 'fit that captured her magnetizing charm. Heran Mamo, Billboard, "10 Can't Miss Moments from Rihanna's 'Savage x Fenty Show Vol. 2'," 1 Oct. 2020 The short sneak peek opens on Rihanna backstage at the Savage x Fenty show, strutting down a hallway in fishnet stockings and a bomber jacket with her name on it. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "So, Rihanna Has a Mullet Again," 25 Sep. 2020 Lipa’s avatar sported a piecey hair style in a clip with two dagger tendrils framing her face, and opted for a strapless bodysuit with cut-outs and a pair of shin-length fishnet socks. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Dua Lipa and Anwar Hadid Became Avatars at a Virtual Fashion Show," 25 Sep. 2020 Harris, who was wearing Telfar running shorts over fishnets with a pair of Mary Janes that Telfar had designed for Converse, sprang up and joined them. Emily Witt, The New Yorker, "Telfar Clemens’s Mass Appeal," 9 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of fishnet

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

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16 Oct 2020

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“Fishnet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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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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