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Definition of netting:

  1. A network of ropes used for various purposes, as for holding the hammocks when not in use, also for stowing sails, and for hoisting from the gunwale to the rigging to hinder an enemy from boarding.
  2. A piece of network; any fabric, made of cords, threads, wires, or the like, crossing one another with open spaces between.
  3. Any one of several species of small, slender, marine fishes of the genus Ammedytes. The common European species ( A. tobianus) and the American species ( A. Americanus) live on sandy shores, buried in the sand, and are caught in large quantities for bait. Called also launce, and sand eel.
  4. The act or process of making nets or network, or of forming meshes, as for fancywork, fishing nets, etc.


gauze, damask, cloth, mesh, net, lace, web, brocade, thing, material, veiling, pinstripe, network, trellis, plaid, web, screen, gauze bandage, batik.

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