from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A long, bag-shaped fishing net held open by hoops.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A type of fish-trap consisting of tubular nets that are supported by hoops.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A long bag net distended by hoops, into which fish can pass easily, without being able to return; -- called also fyke net.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See fike.
- n. A kind of fish-trap, consisting of a bag-net distended by hoops; a bow-net.
Dutch fuik, from Middle Dutch fūke.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)