wire netting


: a wire cloth coarser than wire gauze

Examples of wire netting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Among the rubble are a dusty tire, a car frame, wire netting, some tanks and other mangled implements, all of which testify to the presence of people who have recently fled a makeshift encampment. Rhoda Feng, Washington Post, 14 Apr. 2024 Constance Spry, the doyenne of British floristry, shared her favorite Christmas arrangement with the magazine: green moss spread over wire netting, then studded with cyclamens and ivy. Hayley Maitland, Vogue, 23 Dec. 2023 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

Time Traveler
The first known use of wire netting was in 1769

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“Wire netting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wire%20netting. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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