Definition of bobbinet in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌbäbəˈnet/


Machine-made cotton net (imitating lace made with bobbins on a pillow).
Example sentences
  • Besides lace machines for making bobbinet, Ipswich's hand-powered lace shops also held several framework knitting machines.
  • These features make bobbinet ideal for many technical applications including; parachutes and military decoys.
  • All of the embroidered nettings featured here are cotton embroidery on cotton bobbinet unless otherwise noted.


Mid 19th century: from bobbin + net1.

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Syllabification: bob·bi·net

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