net·​ting | \ˈne-tiŋ \

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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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 The Tigers say the new netting is 20 percent narrower than the netting used last season. George Sipple, Detroit Free Press, "Comerica Park: Extended netting along base lines among new things for 2018," 28 Mar. 2018 At its tallest, the netting will be 24-feet tall and taper down along the foul lines. Kevin Acee,, "Jose Pirela messing with Padres' platoon plans," 12 Mar. 2018 The same netting will be ready at Dodger Stadium by Opening Day. Andy Mccullough,, "Dodgers officially get back to work, 110 days after losing the final game of the World Series," 19 Feb. 2018 Meanwhile, the Padres have not yet determined the exact dimensions of the soon-to-be-expanded netting behind home plate. Dennis Lin,, "Padres to add right-field video board to Petco Park," 13 Nov. 2017 Complete the fence by stapling up the poultry netting. Ryan D'agostino, Popular Mechanics, "How to Make a Great Garden Fence," 24 May 2017 Only the Texas Rangers, the Washington Nationals, the Kansas City Royals and the Minnesota Twins extended their netting before the 2016 season. Wallace Matthews, New York Times, "Baseball Improved Fan Safety, but in Court, It’s Teams That Are Protected," 28 Mar. 2018 The netting at Joker Marchant Stadium for spring training will be among the thinnest and strongest used in ballparks worldwide, according to the team. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers to extend netting for spring training play," 19 Jan. 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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