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 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 Roland used an ultra light rod and matching reel spooled with 2-pound test monofilament. Bill May,, 20 Mar. 2021 This connection works best with heavier monofilament and fluorocarbon. Popular Science, 3 Mar. 2021 His reels are spooled with 4-pound test monofilament line. Flip Putthoff, Arkansas Online, 2 Mar. 2021 Fluorocarbon does not absorb water or stretch like monofilament, which means better communication between the angler and terminal tackle, perfect for those situations when sensitivity and hook-setting power are critical. The Editors, Outdoor Life, 22 July 2019 The carp ripped 100 yards of 15-pound-test monofilament off Riley’s reel at the start of what became a 20-minute fight. Kirk Deeter, Field & Stream, 5 Dec. 2020 One maker's 10-pound-test monofilament might be .015 inch thick; another's might be .009 inch. John Merwin, Field & Stream, 23 Oct. 2019 Some nylon monofilament lines have up to 30 percent stretch when wet, and are obviously more problematic at hooksetting as distance increases. Mark Hicks, Field & Stream, 22 June 2020

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First Known Use of monofilament

1940, in the meaning defined above

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“Monofilament.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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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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