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a. Any of the open spaces in a net or network; an interstice.
b. often meshes The cords, threads, or wires surrounding these spaces.
2. An openwork fabric or structure; a net or network: a screen made of wire mesh.
3. often meshes Something that snares or entraps: "Arabia had become entangled in the meshes of ... politics" (W. Montgomery Watt).
a. The engagement of gear teeth.
b. The state of being so engaged: gear teeth in mesh.
v. meshed, mesh·ing, mesh·es
1. To catch in or as if in a net; ensnare.
2. To cause (gear teeth) to become engaged.
3. To cause to work closely together; coordinate.
1. To become entangled.
2. To become engaged or interlocked: gears that are not meshing properly.
a. To fit together effectively; be coordinated.
b. To accord with another or each other; harmonize.

[Middle English, probably from Middle Dutch maesche; akin to Old English max, net, and German Masche, mesh, loop, both from Germanic *maskwōn; akin to Lithuanian megzti, to knit, knot.]

mesh′y adj.
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Noun1.meshing - contact by fitting togethermeshing - contact by fitting together; "the engagement of the clutch"; "the meshing of gears"
impinging, striking, contact - the physical coming together of two or more things; "contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull"
2.meshing - an open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervalsmeshing - an open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals
backbone - the part of a network that connects other networks together; "the backbone is the part of a communication network that carries the heaviest traffic"
chicken wire - a galvanized wire network with a hexagonal mesh; used to build fences
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
netting, veiling, gauze - a net of transparent fabric with a loose open weave
hairnet - a small net that some women wear over their hair to keep it in place
reseau - a net or mesh foundation for lace
safety net - a large strong net to catch circus acrobats who fall or jump from a trapeze
save-all - a net hung between ship and pier while loading a ship
snood - an ornamental net in the shape of a bag that confines a woman's hair; pins or ties at the back of the head
sparker, spark arrester - a wire net to stop sparks from an open fireplace or smokestack
tulle - a fine (often starched) net used for veils or tutus or gowns
grillwork, wirework - mesh netting made of wires
3.meshing - the act of interlocking or meshingmeshing - the act of interlocking or meshing; "an interlocking of arms by the police held the crowd in check"
snap, grab, snatch, catch - the act of catching an object with the hands; "Mays made the catch with his back to the plate"; "he made a grab for the ball before it landed"; "Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away"; "the infielder's snap and throw was a single motion"
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