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  • n. Agent noun of the verb, to spill; one who spills.
  • n. A party who is liable for spillage, particularly of oil or waste, in a body of water.
  • n. A square chamber that serves as the section of an industrial fishing net from which captured fish can easily be moved to a fishing boat.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, spills.
  • n. A kind of fishing line with many hooks; a boulter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who spills or sheds: as, a spiller of blood.
  • n. A trawlline; a bultow.
  • n. In the mackerel-fishery, a seine inserted into a larger seine to take out the fish, as over a rocky bottom where the larger seine cannot be hauled ashore.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an attacker who sheds or spills blood
  • n. a long fishing line with many shorter lines and hooks attached to it (usually suspended between buoys)

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