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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In small groups the rangers fanned out over the lake, chopped holes in the foot-thick ice, and dropped fishnets into the black water. Neil Shea, National Geographic, "A thawing Arctic is heating up a new Cold War," 21 Aug. 2019 The superstar accessorized the look with nude fishnets and a wealth of jewelry, including a gold tikka headdress and earrings. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Beyoncé’s Performance Style at Isha Ambani’s Wedding Was a Celebration of Indian Couture," 10 Dec. 2018 Punters hunt for gold among stalls hawking fake eyelashes, fishnet tights and wigs in outrageous shades of yellow, purple and pink. The Economist, "The drag queens of England are booming, thanks to unexpected new fans," 22 Aug. 2019 The final ensemble was vintage Gaga: a glittery black bra, panties, fishnet tights, and ridiculously high platform boots. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Lady Gaga’s Private Fashion Archive is Going on Display in Las Vegas—Infamous Dried Meat Dress Included," 30 May 2019 And in June, Prada’s 21st century evolution continued apace with the launch of Re-Nylon, an eco-friendly line of iconic bag silhouettes executed in a progressive new nylon, Econyl, a 100% regenerated fiber from fishnets and other nylon excess. Channing Hargrove,, "Watch Prada Reinvent Its Iconic Nylon Bag With Adut Akech — & An Eco-Friendly Touch," 25 July 2019 Even her fishnet tights, velvet gloves and character dance shoes get a close look. Raisa Bruner, Time, "Behind the Scenes of the Moulin Rouge! Musical With Its Star Costume Designer," 24 July 2019 Soon, he's outfitted in red heels, fishnet stockings and a sequined, Confederate flag dress. Harmeet Kaur, CNN, "Vic Mensa wears a Confederate flag dress and fights with Mike Pence in his latest music video," 27 July 2019 Kirby Yates wore a fishnet hoodie with no shirt underneath, similar to something Machado has worn. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Manny Machado’s place on Padres beyond imitation," 16 July 2019

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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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