sin·​glet | \ ˈsiŋ-glət How to pronounce singlet (audio) \

Definition of singlet

1 [from its having only one thickness of cloth] chiefly British : an athletic jersey also : undershirt
2 : an atom or molecule that has no net electronic magnetic moment also : an excited state of an atom or molecule that is a singlet

Examples of singlet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In recent years, wrestling has allowed an optional two-piece uniform to be worn in competition instead of the classic singlet. oregonlive, 4 May 2022 This weekend each school, with the exception of Beaumont, will make a trip to Walsh to participate in the new meet to declare a conference champion and get in a final bit of work against someone in a different-colored singlet. cleveland, 17 Feb. 2022 Joaquin, 18, also showed some school spirit over the weekend, sharing his official wrestling team photos, sporting a blue Michigan singlet. Glenn Garner,, 27 Sep. 2021 After winning a 7-2 decision over Pittsburgh’s Jake Wentzel on Saturday, Griffith pulled on a Keep Stanford Wrestling shirt over an all-black singlet. Jon Schultz, San Francisco Chronicle, 20 Mar. 2021 We're obsessed with how the blue matches her Nike singlet and briefs. Marci Robin, Allure, 18 Aug. 2021 As her opponent sobbed nearby in her coach’s arms, Nesthy Petecio remained in the ring and tugged on her left shoulder strap to draw attention to the Philippines flag on her red singlet. Dylan Hernández Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 3 Aug. 2021 For any critics who worry about a catsuit obscuring a gymnast’s form, remember that male gymnasts typically wear a singlet under comparatively loose, stirrup trousers. Sarah Spelling, Vogue, 22 July 2021 Tank tops don’t exactly get the best rap, but in the hands of Rick Owens, Y/Projects’s Glenn Martens, and Marcelo Burlon, the singlet became a surprising must-have for spring 2022. Steff Yotka, Vogue, 2 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of singlet

circa 1746, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Singlet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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