from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A small net used to take fish from a larger one.

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

  • noun See tuck, n., 2.


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  • The seine may be described as a wall of netting, buoyed at the surface and weighted below; this is dipped in the thick of the shoal, its ends drawn together, and the fish taken out with a tuck-net.

    The Cornwall Coast

  • "tuck-net," which was spread round the seine, inside, and gradually drawn together, until the fish were raised towards the surface in a solid, sweltering mass.

    Deep Down, a Tale of the Cornish Mines


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