mosquito net


Definition of mosquito net 

: a net or screen for keeping out mosquitoes

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In the hilariously cringe-y episode, 18-year-old Zac thinks that a canopy is a mosquito net, takes a swim in some girl's pool, stretches out one prospective date's pair of pumps, and plays a girl's guitar (horribly). Noelle Devoe, Seventeen, "OMG, You Have to See 18-Year-Old Zac Efron on "Room Raiders"," 26 Apr. 2017 Distributing mosquito nets to rural villages in Africa has clearly been shown to reduce infant mortality and overall infection rates. Abigail Higgins, Vox, "Heart disease used to be an ailment of the rich. But it’s now striking the world’s poor.," 15 Oct. 2018 Hats — and for babies, mosquito netting over a stroller or carrier — can also help. Dipesh Navsaria, Houston Chronicle, "What parents should know to prevent — and deal with — bug bites," 6 July 2018 The Global Fund has provided enough mosquito nets and antimalarial drugs to see the country through the 2018 malaria season, says spokesperson Seth Faison, who is based in Geneva. Richard Stone, Science | AAAS, "Major donor nixes effort to combat tuberculosis crisis in North Korea," 29 June 2018 Cover cribs and strollers with a mosquito net in addition to dressing the baby with adequate clothing. Gabriela Moraru, M.d., miamiherald, "Summer is coming. Are you ready for the bugs?," 4 June 2018 Utility-maximising automatons might see the sense in buying mosquito nets over the internet for distant strangers. The Economist, "Can “effective altruism” maximise the bang for each charitable buck?," 2 June 2018 Many companies make canopy tents with mosquito net accessories, or even nets that attach to outdoor umbrellas. 10. Marisa Cohen, Good Housekeeping, "How to Keep Mosquitoes Away," 25 May 2017 For now, Naranjo remains fixated on finding money to deliver her baby in a good clinic and on buying her own mosquito net. Washington Post, "Mounting economic chaos leaves many Venezuelans in the dark," 4 May 2018

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1745, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of mosquito net

: a net that is placed over something (such as a bed) in order to keep out mosquitoes

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