from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Netting used to catch fish.
  • noun A mesh fabric resembling such netting.
  • noun Stockings made from such mesh fabric.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun countable A net used to catch fish.
  • noun uncountable A fabric with an open diamond-shaped structure; normally used for stockings etc
  • noun countable, usually in plural Stockings made of fishnet fabric.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a net that will enclose fish when it is pulled in


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