Definition of punto a maglia in US English:

punto a maglia

noun

  • (Also more fully "punto a maglia quadra") a type of lace worked by darning patterns on netting.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Fanny Palliser (1805–1878), writer on art. From Italian punto a maglia from punto + a in + maglia (1267; either from Old Occitan malha or from Old French maille.