Definition of monofilament in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌmänəˈfiləmənt/
(also monofil /ˈmänəˌfil/)


1A single strand of man-made fiber.
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.
1.1A type of fishing line using a single strand of man-made fiber.
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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Syllabification: mon·o·fil·a·ment

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