multifilament

noun
mul·​ti·​fil·​a·​ment | \ ˌməl-tē-ˈfi-lə-mənt How to pronounce multifilament (audio) , -ˌtī- \
plural multifilaments

Definition of multifilament

: a string, thread, etc. composed of multiple filaments (as of nylon) that are usually bonded or twisted together A number of [tennis] players, like yourself, prefer … multifilaments to monofilaments … in part because multifilaments are much more pliant and yield a softer feel on impact.— Justin diFeliciantonio He also said Minnesota uses a white-tinged multifilament netting material that could be more visible to walleyes than monofilament nets used by fisheries manager on other big walleye lakes.— Tony Kennedy — compare monofilament

First Known Use of multifilament

1925, in the meaning defined above

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“Multifilament.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/multifilament. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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