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Topic: MATERIAL, TEXTILES

Date: 1300-1400
Origin: Probably from early Dutch maesche

mesh

1 noun
     
mesh1
1TIM [uncountable and countable] material made from threads or wires that have been woven together like a net, or a piece of this material:
The windows were covered in wire mesh to keep out flies.
a mesh fence
2 [countable usually singular] literary a complicated or difficult situation or system
mesh of
She had felt trapped by the old mesh of loyalty and shame.
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