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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Stirling and other state prison directors use other measures – like perimeter netting, monitoring by drone, and scanners – to detect cellphones but advocate a jamming technology that would shut down all signals as the best possible defense. Meg Kinnard, The Seattle Times, "Cellphone jamming tested at South Carolina state prison," 12 Apr. 2019 The first and most obvious way is to avoid being seen and targeted, either by hiding in forests, among rough terrain, or under camouflage netting. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "This New Air Defense System Can Intercept Aircraft-Dropped Bombs," 4 Apr. 2019 Most space heaters are clunky and brown, with a weird netting across the front. Kaitlin Menza, House Beautiful, "Yes, Attractive Space Heaters Actually Exist," 1 Feb. 2019 There's a plastic netting that cat litter will pass through but cat waste will not, which is how the machine separates the two and tucks away the remaining litter. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, "How Much Litter Box Do You Really Get for $500?," 23 Jan. 2019 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

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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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a strong desire or propensity

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