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From Middle English fishnet; equivalent to fish +‎ net.


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fishnet (countable and uncountable, plural fishnets)

  1. (countable) A net used to catch fish.
    The fishnets were hung over bushes to dry.
    Synonym: fishing net
  2. (uncountable) A fabric with an open diamond-shaped structure; normally used for stockings etc
  3. (countable, usually in the plural) Stockings made of fishnet fabric.
    • 2000 December 14, Namaste Rainbow Roll [username], “Re: eminem Vs. frank n furter”, in alt.cult-movies.rocky-horror[1] (Usenet):
      I don't see people walking around in the fishnets, heels and make-up, but I do see alot[sic] of guys with the short bleached blonde hair, the baggy sweats, and other Eminemesque fashions...
    Fishnets are for catching men.