Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A long, bag-shaped fishing net held open by hoops.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See fike.
  • noun A kind of fish-trap, consisting of a bag-net distended by hoops; a bow-net.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A long bag net distended by hoops, into which fish can pass easily, without being able to return; -- called also fyke net.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun fishing A type of fish-trap consisting of tubular nets that are supported by hoops.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Dutch fuik, from Middle Dutch fūke.]

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