mono·​fil·​a·​ment | \ ˌmä-nə-ˈfi-lə-mənt How to pronounce monofilament (audio) \

Definition of monofilament

: a single untwisted synthetic filament (as of nylon) — compare multifilament

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Tape a length of monofilament to wood skewer and thread through holes; discard skewer. Woman's Day Staff, Woman's Day, "50+ Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas for Halloween," 25 July 2018 One end of the swivel had 12 inches of monofilament and a 1/2 ounce bell sinker tied to it, the other had 36 inches of leader material and a fly. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Wolf River walleye run signals start of spring in Wisconsin," 31 Mar. 2018 In this video, Marsh Man Masson discusses the advantages and disadvantages to monofilament, fluorocarbon and braided fishing line. Todd Masson,, "Strengths, weaknesses of 3 main fishing-line types," 30 Jan. 2018 Most anglers fish the lures on 12- to 15-pound test fluorocarbon, which gives a better feel for the lure than more stretchy monofilament. Frank Sargeant,, "Rattlebait tactics for winter bass fishing," 7 Jan. 2018 Masson fished the rig on 6-pound-test monofilament. Todd Masson,, "First sac-a-lait slam of the season," 13 Feb. 2018 Place a small nail or tack in the top of the bird's head and attach a length of monofilament. Kc Morgan, Popular Mechanics, "3 DIY Halloween Decorations to Make With Recycled Materials," 18 Oct. 2017 A 4- to 6-foot wire leader tied to a 10- to 15-foot 60- to 100-pound monofilament leader completes the rig. Steve Waters,, "Full moon means it's time to catch wahoo," 6 July 2017 Zaremba uses 10- or 15-pound braided line with a 15-pound monofilament leader so his anglers can bring the fish through the lily pads. Steve Waters,, "Fishing for cichlids provides fun and good eating," 11 May 2017

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1940, in the meaning defined above

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mono·​fil·​a·​ment | \ ˌmän-ə-ˈfil-ə-mənt How to pronounce monofilament (audio) \

Medical Definition of monofilament

: a single untwisted synthetic filament (as of nylon) used to make surgical sutures

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