hair·​net | \ ˈher-ˌnet How to pronounce hairnet (audio) \

Definition of hairnet

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

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Those goods include everything from hairnets to ice hockey gloves, and from pumpkins to billiard balls. Rex Crum, The Mercury News, "Trump, China move to resolve trade dispute before new tariffs kick in," 29 Aug. 2019 As to the second: What better excuse to buy a helmet—or a hairnet—of your own? Corey Seymour, Vogue, "Stop Whining About Revel Scooters And Just Say Yes," 16 Aug. 2019 A few weeks earlier, nine boys at the high school had donned hairnets and white aprons over prison-orange jumpsuits with cash taped on them. Sarah Schweitzer, The Atlantic, "The Lunch Ladies of New Canaan," 15 Aug. 2019 True love is when your partner agrees to wear a hairnet to ride go-carts. Jen Juneau,, "Pregnant OITNB Star Danielle Brooks Bares Her Baby Bump in Sexy Lingerie Snap: 'Still in Awe'," 10 July 2019 Accordingly, the scientists are garbed in white onesies, gloves, booties and hairnets. Jordan Wilkerson, Dallas News, "At 31,000 years old, two children's teeth and their ancient DNA unravel mystery of human migration," 9 July 2019 Staff members must wear heavy protective gear beneath their gown, along with gloves, a mask, an eye shield and a hairnet, all just to protect from blood and body fluids. Leah Asmelash And Saeed Ahmed, CNN, "17 staffers in this medical center unit are all expecting. Yes, 17!," 14 June 2019 Kay Fraser, the senior baker, directed inmates in hairnets and orange-and-white striped jumpsuits. Corinne Ramey, WSJ, "Who Serves the Best Holiday Carrot Cake? Hint: It Has a Captive Audience," 25 Dec. 2018 To inspect the baby robusta, a visitor has to don a blue sanitary smock and hairnet, step through an iodine foot bath and go through three doors designed to keep out insects and microbes. Julie Wernau, WSJ, "Why Does Your Coffee Taste Like Tires? A Battle Brews Between Beans," 16 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of hairnet

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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