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

Definition of monofilament in English:


1A single strand of man-made fibre.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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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