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net in Sport topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishldoce_233_enetnet1 /net/ ●●● S2 W2 noun  1 the Net2 fishing_equipment.jpg for fishing/catching things [countable]DT something used for catching fish, insects, or animals which is made of threads or wires woven across each other with regular spaces between them a fishing net a butterfly net3 for sports [countable] a) DSthe thing that players must hit the ball over in games such as tennis b) DSthe thing behind the posts that players try to kick or hit the ball into in games such as football or hockeygoal Henry kicked the ball into the back of the net.4 for keeping things out [countable] something used for keeping things out, for example insects or birds, which is made of threads woven across each other with regular spaces between them a mosquito net5 material [uncountable] very thin material made from fine threads woven together, with small spaces between net curtains6 slip through the net7 fall/slip through the net8 cast/spread your net wide fishnet stockings, hairnet, safety net, netting
Examples from the Corpus
netBy the production line stand basketball nets and ping-pong tables for use during breaks.Humpback whales have even been seen to weave a snare of air-bubbles - a bubble net.a fishing netThe bride wore a veil made of ivory net.Nicholas Branch has unpublished state documents, polygraph reports, Dictabelt recordings from the police radio net on November 22.If intervention remains, it should be reduced to the original concept of a safety net for use in extreme emergencies.Mosquito netting: inner door flaps can be unzipped independently from the net.The puck went straight into the net.Clips for fixing and joining the nets are available from some cage and netting manufacturers.It swipes the underside of the net.The fishermen will have to use turtle excluder devices in their nets, which allow turtles to escape before they drown.fishing netI had a fishing net with me and carefully fished it out.There were many anchored wooden boats with large outboard motors, but strangely, there were few fishing nets.The actual death toll is much greater because thousands more turtles are caught in fishing nets and suffocate.The harbour porpoise is vulnerable to drowning in fishing nets.Others die from entanglement in fishing nets.Many seals are shot or killed with dynamite after being trapped in fishing nets.I thought about my brother, when I broke that fishing net.These are floats, blown from bottle glass, and used to hold up fishing nets.the back of the netWe are making the chances but we can't find the back of the net.At least Friesen has found the back of the net.He had no great ability, apart from sticking the ball in the back of the net, either.I felt it hit my leg and I looked up and it was bouncing in the back of the net.John Moncur put it in the back of the net.The next thing I knew it was in the back of the net and I was celebrating.Jennifer Sclater received a good cross inside the D and struck the ball into the back of the net.Resolute Of late they have simply become too predictable when seeking the back of the net.mosquito netThere are also two inner pockets and a mosquito net in each door.A mosquito net was providentially suspended above the bed; the creek was certain to be thick with insects when night fell.To protect people from being bitten they must be educated and persuaded to use insect repellents and mosquito nets.No breath of air stirred the Collector's mosquito net.Finally I took the mosquito netting from a nail out the barn.Uncle Michael on a metal bed, cocooned in a fold of army blanket under mosquito netting, drawing ragged breaths.There are two entrances both with mosquito nets.net curtainsOutside, the once-respectable semis have crooked To Let signs and greying net curtains.In all of them hang net curtains.Some one had stuck some little net curtains up at the entrance, turning it into a tiny window.Which is in any case an airwell, with more net curtains at the windows on the other side.Neighbours had watched discreetly through parted net curtains.From behind the ruched net curtains, she could see him plodding his way around the green.He walked to the window and gazed down through the net curtains.The net curtains were planets of watery growth.