mosquito net


Definition of mosquito net

: a net or screen for keeping out mosquitoes

Examples of mosquito net in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "The Childhood Trip to Antigua that Shaped Me As a 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, "This 'Star Bed' in Zimbabwe Is the Safari Experience of Your Dreams," 2 Aug. 2020 Images from Bangladesh show patients in teeming hospital wards, lying beneath mosquito nets under lurid electric strip lights. Helen Regan, CNN, "How climate crisis is accelerating the global spread of deadly dengue fever," 18 Sep. 2019 Wilson and her son sleep under a mosquito net every night. Jop De Vrieze, Science | AAAS, "First malaria vaccine rolled out in Africa—despite limited efficacy and nagging safety concerns," 26 Nov. 2019 This includes spraying with insecticides and using mosquito nets. Richard Gordon, Quartz Africa, "As resistance to anti-malarial drugs spreads, these scientists are racing to stem the tide," 19 Nov. 2019 His nongovernment organization targeted Holiya, a village in Gorakhpur district, providing access to toilets and safe drinking water, vaccinations, mosquito spraying and mosquito nets. Washington Post, "India’s worst-hit state for encephalitis turning a tide," 2 Nov. 2019 Bear prefers to sleep in his hammock strapped tightly between two trees and covered in a mosquito net. Damien Dennis,, "Camping in Northern Michigan means having it all, away from it all," 31 July 2019 The Blumings have joined in the official government relief effort, calling on the Jewish community to help, and is coordinating a shipment of supplies from South Florida that will include food, drinking water and mosquito nets for Abaco. Marcy Oster,, "International Jewish groups provide aid to the Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian," 4 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of mosquito net

1745, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mosquito net was in 1745

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“Mosquito net.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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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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