Netting-Machine. A bobbinet loom. A machine by means of which the action of the hands is imitated, and a fabric is produced secured by knots at the intersection of the warp and weft threads. Fish-netting as well as lace-netting was formerly made by hand. Most of the nets now used for fishing purposes are woven on a net-loom invented by Geo. Patterson, of Scotland, in 1820. In principle it is the same as the bobbinet-loom. [See Bobbinet]