mosquito net

noun

Definition of mosquito net

: a net or screen for keeping out mosquitoes

Examples of mosquito net in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Benin, for instance, Covid-19 forced the adoption of a new digitized system of mosquito net distribution. Annalisa Merelli, Quartz, 14 Sep. 2021 Suwaida ran in the other direction, crouching beneath a mosquito net and trembling as flashlight beams traced the wall above her head. Joe Parkinson, WSJ, 1 Mar. 2021 It’s made with weather-resistant sheets and has a nylon mosquito net to prevent bugs from getting in. Hanna Horvath, NBC News, 22 Feb. 2021 Senna exclaimed in annoyance, slapping aside the mosquito net and collapsing on the bed. Andrea Lee, The New Yorker, 28 Dec. 2020 And behind the question, the black oceanic face of my father's father through the haze of creeping sleep and the mosquito net. Rowan Ricardo Phillips, Condé Nast Traveler, 14 Aug. 2020 The star bed sits out on a wooden platform, covered in a protective mosquito net, and not much else. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 2 Aug. 2020 Images from Bangladesh show patients in teeming hospital wards, lying beneath mosquito nets under lurid electric strip lights. Helen Regan, CNN, 18 Sep. 2019 Wilson and her son sleep under a mosquito net every night. Jop De Vrieze, Science | AAAS, 26 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of mosquito net

1745, in the meaning defined above

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“Mosquito net.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mosquito%20net. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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mosquito net

noun

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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