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Old English net

Singular
net

Plural
nets

net (plural nets)

  1. A mesh of string, cord, or rope.
  2. A device made from such mesh, generally used for catching fish.
  3. A device made from such mesh, generally used for trapping something.
  4. Anything that has the appearance of such a device.
    Petri net
  5. (by extension) A trap.
    caught in the prosecuting attorney's net
  6. (geometry) Of a polyhedron, any set of polygons joined edge to edge that, when folded along the edges between adjoining polygons so that the outer edges touch, form that polyhedron.
  7. (computing) A computer network.
  8. (sports) A framework backed by a mesh, serving as the goal in hockey, soccer, lacrosse, etc.
    The striker headed the ball into the net to make it 1-0.
  9. (sports) A mesh stretched to divide the court in tennis, badminton, volleyball, etc.


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