mono·​fil·​a·​ment ˌmä-nə-ˈfi-lə-mənt How to pronounce monofilament (audio)
: a single untwisted synthetic filament (as of nylon) compare multifilament

Examples of monofilament in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The reel was filled with 80-pound braid, tipped with 100 feet of 200-pound monofilament line and a bite leader made of 300-pound mono. Dac Collins, Outdoor Life, 22 Nov. 2023 Swivels of some type are wise for using these sinkers to prevent monofilament lines twisting into a tangled mess, which causes lost fish. Bob McNally, Outdoor Life, 29 Aug. 2019 Classic four-pound test limp monofilament covers most bases for the panfish gig. Jim Gronaw, Baltimore Sun, 2 July 2023 Ideal conventional tackle is medium-light spinning or casting rods, matching reels with quality 15-pound test braid and/or fusion lines and a 2-foot leader of 20-pound fluorocarbon or monofilament to try to prevent cutoffs from the toothy pickerel. Bill May,, 21 Nov. 2021 Therefore, steer clear of cheap, bulk monofilament when fishing for trout. Jerry Audet, Field & Stream, 3 May 2023 With a 3-foot length of 4- to 10-pound-test monofilament or fluorocarbon line, tie a jig to each end. Bob McNally, Field & Stream, 20 Mar. 2023 Rated for 8- to 14-pound test monofilament, the rod is designed to cast lures from 3/16 to 5/8-ounce, accommodating a range of terminal tackle choices. Morgan Lyle, Field & Stream, 10 May 2023 Copoly lines are specifically made to provide better abrasion resistance than monofilaments without the stiffness and hardness that is often (but not always) associated with fluoro. Jerry Audet, Field & Stream, 11 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of monofilament was in 1940

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“Monofilament.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition


mono·​fil·​a·​ment ˌmän-ə-ˈfil-ə-mənt How to pronounce monofilament (audio)
: a single untwisted synthetic filament (as of nylon) used to make surgical sutures
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