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 Griffith won the 165-pound national championship over the weekend by defeating Jake Wentzel of Pittsburgh — he was also named Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament — and did so while wearing a black singlet. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, "Shane Griffith uses NCAA championship to highlight 'Keep Stanford wrestling' efforts," 23 Mar. 2021 Wearing a black singlet without the Stanford logo, redshirt sophomore Griffith took down higher-seeded Jake Wentzel of Pitt to win Stanford’s second ever national championship. Ann Killion, San Francisco Chronicle, "National successes aside, all is not right with Stanford athletics," 22 Mar. 2021 In a 2009 video with only a few hundred views as of Friday, Gill runs four laps in his Stonehill College singlet for a small crowd of bored college kids on hand to witness his first mile run in six months, following an injury. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "Roaring Kitty Wanted to Break a 4-Minute Mile. He Broke Wall Street Instead.," 30 Jan. 2021 All Henson does is win Knockout titles, taking home his third singlet with an 11-6 win over Estevez. Brant Parsons,, "Knockout Christmas Classic showcases top talent in SE," 30 Dec. 2020 Before long, Campbell was picking up other wrestlers, too, even kids who’d been competing since they were first sized for a singlet. Jonas Shaffer,, "Where did Ravens DE Calais Campbell learn to dominate? Start with middle school wrestling.," 29 Oct. 2020 Anything is better than the wrestling singlet), handing out theater-sized candy. oregonlive, "Make these spooky Halloween spiders without spending a fortune: The Pecks," 20 Oct. 2020 The image of him, in white shoes and singlet, floating through Vienna’s streets en route to his 1:59:40, is now etched in the sport’s pantheon. Jonathan W. Rosen, New York Times, "Eliud Kipchoge Emerges as the Philosopher-King of Running," 2 Oct. 2020 Looking relaxed in a white singlet with her braids hanging free, Daya's selfies captured glorious weather and blue skies. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "Zendaya Owns the Internet With Labor Day Weekend Selfies," 8 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of singlet

circa 1746, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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27 Mar 2021

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“Singlet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of singlet

chiefly British : a shirt that has no sleeves or collar and that is worn for playing sports

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