from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A fishing net set vertically in the water so that fish swimming into it are entangled by the gills in its mesh.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A net which catches fish by the gills.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a flat fishnet suspended vertically in the water to entangle fish by their gills
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