wire netting

noun

: a wire cloth coarser than wire gauze

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The framework of the car is made of wood, on which wire netting is tacked. Scientific American, 18 June 2020 Then the modeler begins operations with palette and trowel, daubing the wire netting with the plastic material. Scientific American, 18 June 2020 Next to what was the house is an orchard enclosed in wire netting to protect the harvest from fruit-loving creatures. National Geographic, 17 Jan. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1769, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wire netting was in 1769

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Cite this Entry

“Wire netting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wire%20netting. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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