Definition of monofilament in English:

monofilament

Line breaks: mono|fila¦ment
Pronunciation: /ˈmɒnə(ʊ)fɪləm(ə)nt
 
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(also monofil)

noun

  • 1A single strand of man-made fibre.
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    • Some manufacturers have developed combinations of monofilaments and fibrillated fibers; others blend macrofibers and microfibers together.
    • At the high-quality end of the industry, flock manufacturers cut flock from long cables of parallel monofilaments of nylon, rayon, or polyester.
    • ‘We can use a monofilament to detect the loss of sensation in the foot,’ he explains.
  • 1.1 [mass noun] A type of fishing line using a monofilament.
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    • I am not a great exponent of braided lines so tend to use monofilament for my fishing.
    • The ability to tie a good knot in monofilament and braid lines is an ability to be cultivated and practised.
    • It's essential when fishing braid, to add about 30-ft of monofilament to the end of the braid.

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