from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. a net of various kinds for catching fish; including the bag net, casting net, drag net, landing net, seine, shrimping net, trawl, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a net that will enclose fish when it is pulled in
Sorry, no etymologies found.
"The thing that scares me is that if the price gets too high, restaurants will take it off the menu," said Peter Medeiros, the general manager the Whaling City Seafood Display Auction, New Bedford's bustling seafood trading hub, where boats pull up to the dock starting at 5 a.m. daily, chock-full of scallops that are typically collected by towing a dredge or fishing net along the sea floor.