American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A mesh for holding the hair in place.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A net worn by women to confine the hair. Compare caul, 1 , crespine.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a small net that some women wear over their hair to keep it in place.
- n. a small net that some women wear over their hair to keep it in place
- hair + net (Wiktionary)
“Please tell me that his hairnet is going to expand every week until it's a mosquito net.”
“Well if NYC cyclist keep an eye out, you can't hide phylactery under a long sleeve jersey, well maybe he wears a old 'hairnet' helmet to pass.”
“The pathologist's assistant followed close behind her, with a trolley bearing all the paraphernalia of post-mortem revival: a tray of disposable surgical instruments; several racks of electronic equipment; an arterial pump fed from three glass tanks the size of water-coolers; and something resembling a hairnet made out of grey superconducting wire.”
“Elsewhere, Xenia, in a hairnet and curlers, asks sweetly — via a production rep — if she can cut the very long bathroom line before the live show.”
“Violations can be as seemingly harmless as one employee who forgoes wearing a hairnet to far more serious issues.”
“She hardly recognized the lunch lady without her blue hairnet!”
“An older lady, one of the servers, walked into the cafeteria dressed in a white apron, hairnet, and black-framed bifocals, carrying a portable radio.”
“An elderly woman wearing a hairnet, apron, and a nametag with DORIS engraved on it in big black letters worked behind the cafeteria counter.”
“I remember that a young Hispanic or Puerto Rican man wearing what looked to be a type of tight black hairnet was interviewed while holding my father's right shoe, a tasseled Florsheim loafer, of which the toe portion and welt were so abraded by the platform's cement that the sole's front portion had detached and was hanging loose, and that the man could not recall how he'd come to be holding it.”
“Being that Mr. Torres has won numerous awards, including being named the James Beard Foundation Pastry Chef of the Year, and hosted a Food Network show—and since I hadn't and didn't—I realized I had to be flexible when I donned my hairnet and chef's jacket.”
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