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

Examples of monofilament in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ultralight spin tackle with 4- to 6-pound test monofilament with or without the float allows use of tiny jigs with 1 -1 ½-inch curlytails to probe deeper water. Bill May,, 4 July 2021 His father, Don, lent his special effects knowledge to the flying monkeys and talking apple trees and controlled the Cowardly Lion’s tail with a fishing rod and monofilament line for The Wizard of Oz (1939). Rhett Bartlett, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Feb. 2022 The monofilament, hydrophobic upper is perforated for optimal breathability and fits snug around the foot similar to how track spikes fit and feel. Brian Metzler, Outside Online, 2 July 2020 My reel was a size-5000 Penn Battle II spinner, spooled with 20-pound-test Silver Thread AN-40 monofilament. David A. Rose, Field & Stream, 15 Mar. 2021 All of these come in micro-sizes of 1-2 inches in length and cast well with quality four-pound test monofilament. Jim Gronaw,, 10 Aug. 2021 There is something about watching the monofilament tighten, setting the hook, and reeling in a large bass that generates excitement that can't be matched. Mike Masterson, Arkansas Online, 1 June 2021 For whites, use medium 6- to 7-foot rods, matching reels, 8- to 10-pound test monofilament and larger darts and spoons. Bill May,, 10 Apr. 2021 Start with a 6- to 7-foot medium weight casting or spinning rod and matching reel spooled with 12-pound monofilament or braid. Bill May,, 22 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of monofilament

1940, in the meaning defined above

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“Monofilament.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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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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