from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fishing net set vertically in the water so that fish swimming into it are entangled by the gills in its mesh.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a flat net so suspended in the water that its meshes allow the heads of fish to pass, but catch in the gills when they seek to extricate themselves.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A net which catches fish by the gills.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a flat fishnet suspended vertically in the water to entangle fish by their gills
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