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 But the mosquito netting that lashed them together was starting to fray. New York Times, 14 June 2022 In the fifth inning, Josh Rojas was granted extra pitches when third baseman Matt Reynolds was unable to catch a foul ball near the wall’s netting. Bobby Nightengale, The Enquirer, 9 June 2022 That's the same year a 79-year-old woman died four days after being hit in the head by a foul ball that sailed over protective netting at Dodger Stadium. CBS News, 8 Apr. 2022 Individual plants or groups of plants can be covered by plastic garden netting or chicken wire to exclude the deer. Tim Johnson,, 29 Dec. 2021 The first Trader Joe’s store had a nautical theme with marine artifacts including a ship’s bell, fish netting and half of a rowboat. Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN, 7 May 2022 One by one, the group moved past camouflage netting and tire-wall barricades, stepping over the wooden pallets that bridge wide gaps in the floor of the former factory. Washington Post, 9 Feb. 2022 Salam Aldeen, 39, swings open the front door, yelling hello to the soldiers guarding the barricades, ignoring the machine gun poking out from beneath camouflage netting. Trevor Hughes, USA TODAY, 30 Mar. 2022 All manner of fish, sea birds, and turtles get caught up in the netting and die, putting threatened species at risk, and robbing the planet of vital fish stocks. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, 22 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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23 Jun 2022

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“Netting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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