Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The rope along the bottom of a trawl-net.

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Examples

  • The mouth of this apparatus is kept open on its flat side by means of a pole some ten or twelve feet long, termed the ` trawl-beam, 'which floats uppermost when the net is down; while the lower side is weighted with a thick heavy piece of hawser styled the ` ground-rope,' around which the meshes of the net are woven.

    Bob Strong's Holidays Adrift in the Channel

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