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

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Colman wore a simple black gown, accented with a fishnet-like, sparkling fabric around her neck and arms. Maggie Maloney, Town & Country, "Claire Foy and Olivia Colman Are Queens of the Golden Globe Red Carpet," 6 Jan. 2019 Her closet is an explosion of tie-dye, fishnets, vegan leather, cropped denim, rainbow stripes, shimmery metallics, and an overload of glitter. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Super-Hot Outfits Perfect for Your Next Concert," 28 Dec. 2018 Five performers kick, swing, dance and sing through various holiday numbers while wearing many tight (though not really low-cut) outfits of feathers, fishnet, sequin, glitter and even argyle socks. Elisa Murray, The Seattle Times, "Leapin’ lizards! We leaped through 3 family holiday shows, from ‘Annie’ to ‘Matilda’ to ‘Wonderland’," 5 Dec. 2018 Serena responded by wearing a tutu and compression fishnets. Jennifer Wright, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Racist, Sexist History of Tennis," 18 Sep. 2018 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

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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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