Definition for NET'TING

NET'TING, n. [from net.]

  1. A piece of net-work.
  2. A complication of ropes fastened across each other, to be stretched along the upper part of a ship's quarter to contain hammocs. Netting is also employed to hold the draw fore and main top-mast sails when stowed. Netting is also extended along a ship's gunwale in engagements, to prevent the enemy from boarding. Mar. Dict.

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