stock·​i·​nette | \ˌstä-kə-ˈnet \
variants: or stockinet

Definition of stockinette 

: a soft elastic usually cotton fabric used especially for bandages and infants' wear

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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, "Need a Halloween costume idea? Be silly, Martha advises," 7 Oct. 2017 Pretty crescent shawl with oodles of soothing stockinette stitch. Mary Mooney,, "Knit yourself a gorgeous eclipse shawl: Ravelry roundup," 17 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of stockinette

1784, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stockinette

alteration of earlier stocking net

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The first known use of stockinette was in 1784

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variants: or stockinet \ˌstäk-​ə-​ˈnet \

Medical Definition of stockinette 

: a soft elastic usually cotton fabric used especially for bandages

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