A screen made of wire mesh.
An example of mesh is a window screen.
An example of mesh is fishnet stockings.
An example of mesh is a fishing line getting caught in a net.
An example of mesh is two coworkers who work well together.
Gear teeth in mesh.
Gears that are not meshing properly.
The music meshed well with the visuals in that film.
- in gear; interlocked
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Origin of mesh
- Middle English mesch probably from Middle Dutch maesche
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Middle English mesche, from Old English masc (“net") (perhaps influenced in form by related Old English mæscre (“mesh, spot")) both from Proto-Germanic *maskrÇ, from Proto-Indo-European *mezg- (“to knit, twist, plait"). Akin to Old High German māsca (“mesh"), Old Saxon maska (“net"), Old Norse mÇ«skvi, mÇ«skun (“mesh").