hair·net | \ˈher-ˌnet \

Definition of hairnet 

: a net worn over the hair to keep it in place

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Kate Middleton‘s impeccably-style updo is holding a little secret — a hairnet! Erin Hill,, "Kate Middleton Just Got Caught Wearing a Hairnet Over Her Flawless Second-Day Updo," 10 July 2018 Stocky and gruff, Mahmoud had served in the Syrian military before the war began, later trading his uniform for an apron and hairnet pulled tight over light, curly locks to work in the family shop. Erin Cunningham, Washington Post, "Turkey to Syrian refugees: You don’t have to go home, but don’t stay here," 10 Apr. 2018 The slight 66-year-old stands over the A’s grill wielding a spatula, a hairnet stretched over her dark bun and a red apron around her waist, waiting for her son to put her out of a job. Lauren Smiley, WIRED, "The Mission to Build the Ultimate Burger Bot," 21 June 2018 The princess has even used a hairnet in the past to keep her updo in place. Dave Quinn,, "Bye Bye, Messy Bun! Meghan Markle Debuts a New Polished Chignon (Just Like Kate!)," 22 May 2018 In 2012, the New York Times reported on the growing appeal of birth photography, running pictures of birthing women in hairnets and hospital gowns, and photographers crouched behind curtains. Allison Yarrow, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Childbirth Photos Instagram Didn't Want You to See," 11 May 2018 Both wore a sort of thin metallic hairnet, with wires snaking down the back of their necks. Zach Schonbrun, New York Times, "How Do Athletes’ Brains Control Their Movements?," 13 Apr. 2018 As the ballplayers tapped on their keyboards, and Manny waited on the couch, Sherwin and Muraskin shushed about, adjusting the hairnets. Zach Schonbrun, New York Times, "How Do Athletes’ Brains Control Their Movements?," 13 Apr. 2018 The only exception is food workers, who are mandated to wear hairnets by the health department. Aaron Randle, kansascity, "Teen says he wasn't hired because of his dreadlocks. That's legal, but is it right? | The Kansas City Star," 6 Apr. 2018

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1852, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of hairnet

: a net worn over someone's hair to keep it in place

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