mul·​ti·​fil·​a·​ment ˌməl-tē-ˈfi-lə-mənt How to pronounce multifilament (audio)
plural multifilaments
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of multifilament was in 1925

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Cite this Entry

“Multifilament.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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