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

Examples of stockinette in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The best costume is the cheap, ordinary stockinette suit, which clings close to the figure, and the closer the better. Jackie Mansky, Smithsonian Magazine, 26 May 2023 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 23 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition


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

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