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
Recent Examples of singlet from the Web
The MSHSL board of directors approved a rule that will allow wrestlers to wear a compression shirt and shorts during competition instead of singlets.
Come June 21, 1998, he was moved by the nearly 6,000 men and women wearing purple singlets, the color of choice for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team-In-Training runners and walkers who raised money for the charity.
The wrestling team splits the money from the advertising on their singlets.
Starting in 2017-18, prep wrestlers can wear either a traditional singlet or a uniform featuring tight compression shorts and a shirt.
The singlet can often be an unflattering uniform — especially for wrestlers in higher weight classes — and the association says experimental use of a two-piece uniform was met with positive reviews.
During the process, free radicals and singlet oxygen are also formed and can inflict damage on cellular membranes, organelles, and proteins.
The shorts and singlet are each crafted from high-end materials from swiss textile manufacturer Schoeller.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'singlet'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of singlet
SINGLET Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of singlet for English Language Learners
: a shirt that has no sleeves or collar and that is worn for playing sports
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up singlet? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).