Etymology 1Edit

From net +‎ -ing.


netting (countable and uncountable, plural nettings)

  1. Something that acts as, or looks like, a net.
    • January 1965, U.S. Army Air Defense Digest (U.S. Army Air Defense School, Fort Bliss, Texas), page 44 (part of chapter 3, Army Air Defense Control Systems) (PDF: cover, contents, chapter 1, chapter 2, chapter 3):
      The term "radar netting" (fig 43) describes the process by which track data derived from several additional or remote radars are gathered at a single center to produce an integrated set of meaningful target information which can be distributed to all AD elements concerned. [...] Radar netting can provide concurrent coverage of a selected area by more than one radar.

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English netting (urine). Further etymology unclear.


netting (uncountable)

  1. (Britain, dialect, dated) urine
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)

Etymology 3Edit

From net +‎ -ing.



  1. present participle of net