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 Schweitzer-Mauduit is a product engineering and manufacturing company that develops paper, film, netting and nonwovens for a wide variety of industries. - Investing Reimagined, Forbes, "Top Buys Today As Tech Leads And Dow Lags In Reverse Rotation," 26 Feb. 2021 Vehicles exceeding 29 tons are barred from traversing the bridge, and crumbling concrete, though temporarily mitigated with safety netting, poses safety concerns for park-goers. cleveland, "Historic Hilliard Road bridge to be replaced and planners want your input," 12 Feb. 2021 Within moments the bird was ensnared, squawking and thrashing and flapping his wings in a knot of black netting. New York Times, "Skip to site index," 12 Jan. 2021 As tech entrepreneur Mark Towfiq tells it, the first offense was the netting. Washington Post, "Facing trial, a billionaire wants to end his backyard feud. His neighbor says ‘trying to buy his way out.’," 8 Dec. 2020 Inside the tent, a pale pink bra, recently washed, hung from the netting. Alice Driver, Longreads, "Motherhood on the Line," 2 Dec. 2020 Towfiq claims Gross began blasting the music after the tech entrepreneur filed a complaint with the city about the netting over the art. Patricia Hurtado,, "Bill Gross Says He Sought Peace in Text to ‘Peeping Mark’," 14 Dec. 2020 Imagine the Aqua Net in your coif meeting the black netting of the headrests. Ezra Dyer, Car and Driver, "Collection of 6 Fox-Body Ford Mustangs up for Auction on BaT," 22 Dec. 2020 Towfiq, whose pricey cliffside view was now partially obstructed, filed a complaint with Laguna Beach officials, claiming that the netting and artwork had gone up without a permit, the Times reported. Washington Post, "Facing trial, a billionaire wants to end his backyard feud. His neighbor says ‘trying to buy his way out.’," 8 Dec. 2020

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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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7 Mar 2021

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“Netting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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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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