fishing net

Definitions of fishing net
  1. noun
    a net that will enclose fish when it is pulled in
    synonyms: fishnet
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    drift net
    a large fishnet supported by floats; it drifts with the current
    gill net
    a flat fishnet suspended vertically in the water to entangle fish by their gills
    landing net
    a bag-shaped fishnet on a long handle to take a captured fish from the water
    seine
    a large fishnet that hangs vertically, with floats at the top and weights at the bottom
    trammel, trammel net
    a fishing net with three layers; the outer two are coarse mesh and the loose inner layer is fine mesh
    dragnet, trawl, trawl net
    a conical fishnet dragged through the water at great depths
    purse seine
    a seine designed to be set by two boats around a school of fish and then closed at the bottom by means of a line
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    net
    a trap made of netting to catch fish or birds or insects
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