A structuremade of connected strands of metal, fiber, or other flexible/ductile material, with evenly spaced openings between them.
The opening or space enclosed by the threads of a net between knot and knot, or the threads enclosing such a space.
The engagement of the teeth of wheels, or of a wheel and rack.
A measure of fineness (particle size) of ground material. A powder that passes through a sieve having 300 openings per linear inch but does not pass 400 openings per linear inch is said to be -300 +400 mesh.
From Middle English mesche, from Old English masc ("net") (perhaps influenced in form by related Old English mæscre ("mesh, spot")) both from Proto-Germanic *maskrǭ, *maskwǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *mezg- ("to knit, twist, plait"). Akin to Old High German māsca ("mesh"), Old Saxon maska ("net"), Old Norse mǫskvi, mǫskun.
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