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English definition of “net”

net

noun (SPORT)    /net/ (plural -tt-)
B1 [C] a rectangular piece of material made from string, used to separate the two sides in various sports: If the ball touches the net during a service in a game of tennis, you have to serve again.Tennis and racket sports B1 [C] the area surrounded by a piece of material made from string into which a ball or puck is put in order to score points in various sports: His penalty kick placed the ball decisively in the back of the net. a basketball netSurfaces on which sports take place
(Definition of net noun (SPORT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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