Definition of netting in English:



mass noun
  • Open-meshed material made by knotting together twine, wire, rope, or thread.

    ‘protect crops from pigeons and other birds with netting’
    ‘mosquito netting’
    • ‘She makes wonderful things out of papier-mache, and chicken netting and copper wire.’
    • ‘I do remember the bed I slept in had a very princessy bit of netting over it, with coloured stars and things, which I liked.’
    • ‘On an exposed wall, young climbers can be protected by either netting or horticultural fleece.’
    • ‘It was made out of black netting, and she had cut slits on the sleeves to put her thumb through.’
    • ‘Their value ducks are well protected by overhead netting and Tinsley electrified poultry fence.’
    • ‘Open the French doors and there's a massive four poster bed with a seductive canopy of netting.’
    • ‘That episode prompted the addition of protective netting that now surrounds the stage.’
    • ‘The Cap has a lot of ornate lace and beads and is worn far back on the head with a thick spray of netting for the veil.’
    • ‘The onion netting was still in place, but there was a large hen dropping right in the middle which indicated that all was not quite right.’
    • ‘More will go in the hoophouses, and a second layer of netting will be added in a timely fashion.’
    • ‘They watched the proceedings through a bullet-proof glass screen topped by an expanse of netting.’
    • ‘Until now the peaches have been invisible under the white netting, green on green.’
    • ‘The window had missing slats and the mosquito netting had holes big enough to admit a large rat.’
    • ‘The prestige city centre office block has been shrouded in scaffolding and green netting for more than a year as the two huge firms did battle.’
    • ‘As fruit develops on gooseberries and blackcurrants, erect temporary netting to protect it from the birds.’
    • ‘Green netting is holding it together until contractors can begin work.’
    • ‘Whole families grab homemade nets of mosquito netting or cheesecloth and wade into the sea.’
    • ‘This can be prevented by using light plastic netting to keep the butterflies out.’
    • ‘You can also build frames to support your netting out of wood or plastic plumbing pipe.’
    • ‘The louvres in the eight sound openings to the spire's belfry are unsafe and have been covered in green netting for more than two years.’
    meshwork, mesh, webbing, tulle, fishnet, openwork, lace, lacework, latticework, lattice
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