stock·​i·​nette ˌstä-kə-ˈnet How to pronounce stockinette (audio)
variants or stockinet
: a soft elastic usually cotton fabric used especially for bandages and infants' wear

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The hospital provides her with rolls of white stockinette stitch fabric — which is the optimal material to regulate body temperature in babies — and Shaffer purchases her own blue and pink ribbon at Walmart to add a personal touch. Washington Post, 2 July 2021 The entire costume was very easy to create and wear: a white blouse, anklet stockinettes with stripes, navy slacks, gloves, a scarf and a fantastic wig. Martha Stewart, star-telegram, 7 Oct. 2017 Pretty crescent shawl with oodles of soothing stockinette stitch. Mary Mooney,, 17 Aug. 2017

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Word History


alteration of earlier stocking net

First Known Use

1784, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stockinette was in 1784

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Cite this Entry

“Stockinette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition



variants or stockinet
: a soft elastic usually cotton fabric used especially for bandages

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