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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Examples of netting in a Sentence

He put up wire netting around the garden. wore a veil of netting
Recent Examples on the Web Oval mirrors underneath reflect the tangled red netting from which the hulls are made and the lead-coloured sky above the deserted beach. The Economist, "Modern sculpture helps revive a dying corner of Japan," 21 Nov. 2019 Additionally, protective netting along the first and third base will be removed to give fans a better view. Wells Dusenbury,, "Here’s how Marlins Park will be transformed into a football stadium for the Miami-FIU game," 13 Nov. 2019 The netting was installed in mid-August and debuted Aug. 19. Matt Young, Houston Chronicle, "Dugout paramedic injured by foul ball during Astros-Yankees Game 2," 13 Oct. 2019 The Astros extended the protective netting at Minute Maid Park to cover more of the seating area earlier this year, but there is no such protection for the dugouts. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Man in Astros dugout injured by foul ball," 13 Oct. 2019 Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill called for extended netting this summer. Steve Henson, Los Angeles Times, "Enrique Hernandez’s big impact in first NLDS start wasn’t enough for Dodgers," 9 Oct. 2019 The Pittsburgh Pirates, the Kansas City Royals and the Los Angeles Dodgers have pledged to push their netting to the foul poles. New York Times, "‘We Needed to Do Something’: White Sox Unveil Extended Protective Netting," 23 July 2019 Forceful and pacey but graceful for its precision, the curling shot skipped past the outstretched arm of Fire goalkeeper Kenneth Kronholm and rippled the netting. Pat Brennan,, "Fanendo Adi: 'It's been one hell of a year' for me, FC Cincinnati," 14 July 2019 Following recommendations from Major League Baseball, by the start of the 2018 season all 30 teams had expanded their protective netting to at least the far ends of the dugouts after several fans were injured by foul balls in 2017. Jay Cohen,, "White Sox plan to extend netting at Guaranteed Rate Field," 19 June 2019

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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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10 Dec 2019

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“Netting.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 13 December 2019.

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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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easily led, controlled, or managed

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