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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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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And had Mehdi Taremi's shot following the penalty kick gone in instead of hitting the side netting, Iran would have won the group, dumping Portugal out and Spain into second in the process. Chris Chavez,, "WATCH: Simultaneous VAR Reviews Impact Spain, Portugal World Cup Group Results," 25 June 2018 The biggest threat to the dolphins has been getting caught up in gillnets, massive nets held in place vertically through the use of floats and weights, that trap marine life in their netting. Sopheng Cheang, The Seattle Times, "Census finds increase in Mekong River’s Irrawaddy dolphins," 23 Apr. 2018 Discussion coming into the season concerned how the extended netting would impact the view of fans as well as the interaction with players. Kirk Kenney,, "Fans appreciate safety aspect of Petco Park's extended netting, but it changes game experience," 30 Mar. 2018 Then the shot rolled softly into the netting, propelling U-M into the title game with a 75-64 win to play the winner of Purdue-Penn State. Shawn Windsor, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan State basketball has better record; Michigan has better team," 3 Mar. 2018 The 2010 World Cup champions were almost caught against the run of the play when Karim Ansarifard unleashed a powerful strike that ended up in the side netting following a long thrown-in., "Ball bounces Spain’s way in win over Iran," 20 June 2018 At ski jumping, giant netting was set up to reduce the wind that can blow at three times the optimal velocity for the sport. USA TODAY, "Wind, ice and cold are making this Olympics too wintry," 12 Feb. 2018 At ski jumping, giant netting was set up to reduce the wind that can blow at three times the optimal velocity for the sport. Howard Fendrich, The Seattle Times, "Wind, ice and cold are making this Olympics too wintry," 12 Feb. 2018 The Yankees said the netting would be installed next month and be ready for the home opener on April 2. Billy Witz, New York Times, "Yankees Announce Details of Extended Netting at Stadium," 10 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of netting

1567, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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