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

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When a woman in a midriff-baring singlet top and cutoff shorts walked by, the men complained that any new rules should apply to everyone equally. Anna Fifield, Washington Post, "A mainstay of the Chinese summer, the ‘Beijing Bikini,’ is under threat," 20 June 2019 Those investigations led to a discovery a couple of years later involving the reactive oxygen species (ROS) — unstable molecules containing oxygen, such as peroxides, singlet oxygen and hydroxyl radicals — that mitochondria release while making ATP. Quanta Magazine, "Biologists Discover Unknown Powers in Mighty Mitochondria," 18 Mar. 2019 As an example, the men’s winner at Boston, Yuki Kawauchi, wore a ball cap, singlet, arm sleeves, glove liners, and split shorts from the gun. Andrew Skurka, Outside Online, "The Definitive Guide to Running in the Rain," 24 Apr. 2018 The design team went back to 1990, showing everything from singlets printed with that year to flamboyant bodysuits to high-hiked shorts to some strong, less arena-appropriate and more street-ready separates like graphic jackets and sweatshirts. Nick Remsen, Vogue, "Li-Ning Is the Chinese Sportswear Brand You Need To Know," 21 June 2018 There were women with false eyelashes and fluffy tutus, and 70-year-olds in faded running club singlets. Ryan Lenora Brown, The Christian Science Monitor, "South Africa's unlikely ultramarathoner helps others cross the finish line," 6 July 2018 The marquee poster features hunky star Aidan Turner, best known for his title role in the TV revival of Poldark, wearing a white singlet all the better to show off his sculpted biceps and cuddling an adorable (living) black pussycat. Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter, "'The Lieutenant of Inishmore': Theater Review," 5 July 2018 The Schumachers have Jesuit on their singlets, the swoosh on their feet and running in their blood., "Entries out for NCAA regionals; Centro to run at Occidental: Oregon track & field rundown," 17 May 2018 During the process, free radicals and singlet oxygen are also formed and can inflict damage on cellular membranes, organelles, and proteins. Lindsey Murray, Good Housekeeping, "[UPDATED] Woman Claims She Received Horrific Burns After Using Essential Oils," 28 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of singlet

circa 1746, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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