net·​ting | \ ˈne-tiŋ How to pronounce netting (audio) \

Definition of netting

2 : the act or process of making a net or network
3 : the act, process, or right of fishing with a net

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Synonyms for netting


mesh, net, network

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Examples of netting in a Sentence

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

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Last month, the league announced all 30 teams would have netting extended at least all the way to the dugout for the 2018 season. Steve Schmadeke,, "Cubs dropped from lawsuit filed by fan blinded by foul ball at Wrigley field; case against MLB continues," 7 Mar. 2018 The three Ukrainian ships have been moved to the Russian port at Kerch and are reportedly being covered with camouflage netting. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Russia Seizes Three Ukrainian Warships in Border Incident," 26 Nov. 2018 Keep birds away with netting; spread wood ashes around the base of trees to keep ants from climbing up to fruits. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow Fresh Figs Right in Your Backyard," 15 Aug. 2018 Taylor’s email also pointed out that the Schlitterbahn’s Master Blaster ride at its New Braunfels, Texas, location has similar netting. Steve Vockrodt Scott Canon And Katy Bergen, kansascity, "The making of Schlitterbahn’s Verrückt water slide: Too much, too fast? | The Kansas City Star," 12 Aug. 2016 Julius and tribal councilman Nick Lewis leaned deep over the netting and reached in for the prize, just caught and waiting. Lynda V. Mapes, The Seattle Times, "Hand-feeding a wild orca: Inside the practice run to save the ailing killer whale J50," 6 Aug. 2018 That means the netting would extend three sections beyond the far edge of each dugout. Eduardo A. Encina,, "Orioles to extend protective netting beyond dugouts at Camden Yards, Ed Smith Stadium," 24 Jan. 2018 The cafe in the city of Donetsk that was hit by the explosion, named Separ, was separatist-themed and had camouflage netting hanging from its eaves, recent photographs show. Fox News, "Ukraine separatists report leader killed in cafe explosion," 31 Aug. 2018 The camper’s front walls can be used open or covered with mosquito netting, and screen windows on either end of the camper allow for airflow. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Remote-controlled camper trailer pops up in 30 seconds," 19 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of netting

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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English Language Learners Definition of netting

: material consisting of pieces of string, rope, wire, etc., that are woven together with open spaces left in between : material that is used to make nets


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grandiloquent, ostentatious, or bombastic

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