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net

noun [C or U] (MATERIAL)    /net/ (plural -tt-)
B1 material made of threads of rope, string, wire, or plastic with spaces between them, allowing gas, liquid, or small objects to go through, or an object made with this material that is used to limit the movement of something: a fishing net a butterfly net Dolphins often get tangled in the nets that are used to catch tuna fish. The living-room windows have net curtains that let in sunlight but stop passers-by looking in from the street.Nets, grids and grillesGeneral words for textiles
(Definition of net noun (MATERIAL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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