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A machine-woven net fabric with hexagonal meshes.

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(Textiles) a netted fabric of hexagonal mesh, made on a lace machine
[C19: see bobbin, net1]
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(ˌbɒb əˈnɛt)

a net of hexagonal mesh.
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Super-extraordinary Pocket-Handkerchief, French cambric, trimmed and worked, in account with Bobbinet & Gull.
Bobbinet, however, was in no hurry to exhibit me, having several articles of less beauty, that he was anxious to get off first.
The factory played a vital role in the development of the lace industry through the 'Old Loughborough' bobbinet machines, invented by John Heathcoat.