Definition of hairnet
: a net worn over the hair to keep it in place
Recent Examples of hairnet from the Web
Employees and visitors to the factory wear shoe covers, hairnets and gowns, and scrub their hands before entering a booth where they're blasted with jets of air to bat away anything that might try to hitch a ride inside.
Clad in clown makeup, matching smocks and hairnets festooned with frilly gills, these aquatic creatures appear totally alien at first, but eventually reveal multiple humanlike traits: callous manipulation, rampant tribalism … and perhaps, love?
John Thompson, a friend of Castile’s who worked with him in a St. Paul school cafeteria, started his comments wearing a cafeteria jacket and hairnet.
His stories were full of wrong-sized condoms, fishermen forced to wear hairnets and international disputes over cheese policy.
During a visit to the factory Ms. Severino, wearing a white hairnet and a white lab coat, freed cacao seeds from their bitter shells.
In a small control room at Duke during my visit in January, a young woman dressed hairnet to booties in blue surgical garb monitors an experiment on several screens.
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First Known Use of hairnet
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Definition of hairnet for English Language Learners
: a net worn over someone's hair to keep it in place
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