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 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, "How to Get Better Hooksets," 22 June 2020 The innovative monofilament fiber maintains the high-performing UV and softness properties while significantly improving its durability and resilience. John Benson, cleveland, "Lakewood City Schools installs new $400,000 field turf at high school stadium," 15 June 2020 All that makes a spinning reel that’s suited for 8-pound-test monofilament line the best choice. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Three Keys to Selecting Your Next Spinning Reel," 6 Mar. 2020 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, "The 8 Best Live Bait Rigs for Crappie Fishing," 4 Mar. 2020 Having ultra-light gear and sensitive rods with quality 4-pound monofilament is basic recipe for crappie fishing success in our smaller lakes and ponds across the Mid Atlantic region. Jim Gronaw,, "Jim Gronaw: When crappies attack this time of year," 27 Oct. 2019 The braided lines were 50-pound test, the 2- to 3-foot leaders were 40-pound monofilament. Bill May,, "Bill May: Searching for Potomac blue catfish," 24 Nov. 2019 A couple feet of 25 pound test monofilament acts as a leader, running to a size 1/0 octopus type hook in short shank. Frank Sargeant, al, "Hey, anglers, it’s time to go ‘fishing for squirrels’ in north Alabama," 9 Oct. 2019 Ghost fishing nets and hooks with trailing monofilament left or discarded by fishermen also trap turtles. John Christopher Fine,, "Rejoice as turtles make their return | Opinion," 15 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of monofilament

1940, in the meaning defined above

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“Monofilament.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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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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