net·​ting ˈne-tiŋ How to pronounce netting (audio)
: the act or process of making a net or network
: the act, process, or right of fishing with a net

Examples of netting in a Sentence

He put up wire netting around the garden. wore a veil of netting
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Word History

First Known Use

1567, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of netting was in 1567

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“Netting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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: the act or process of making a net

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