drag net

drag net
pull net (any net where fish are caught by horizontal dragging, e.g. seine, trawl, scoop net)

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • drag|net — «DRAG NEHT», noun. 1. a net pulled over the bottom of a river, pond, or lake, or along the ground. Dragnets are used to catch fish and small birds. 2. Figurative. a means of catching or gathering in: »All kinds of criminals were caught in the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • drag net — n. net which is dragged in fishing or hunting, trawl for trapping fish or small game; method by which someone or something is found or caught …   English contemporary dictionary

  • drag·net — /ˈdrægˌnɛt/ noun, pl nets [count] 1 : a series of actions that are done by the police in order to catch criminals Nine suspects were caught in the police dragnet. 2 : a net that is pulled along the bottom of a river, lake, pond, etc., to search… …   Useful english dictionary

  • drag-net — …   Useful english dictionary

  • drag — v. & n. v. (dragged, dragging) 1 tr. pull along with effort or difficulty. 2 a tr. allow (one s feet, tail, etc.) to trail along the ground. b intr. trail along the ground. c intr. (of time etc.) go or pass heavily or slowly or tediously. 3 a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • net —   The most common kinds are upena (see Haw. Eng. entry and entries that follow it), kōkō. See float, mesh, seine.    ♦ Various kinds:    ♦ Throwing net, upena kiloi, upena ho olei, upena kiola, uhina.    ♦ Drag net, lau, laukō, alihilele.    ♦… …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • Net —    In use among the Hebrews for fishing, hunting, and fowling. The fishing net was probably constructed after the form of that used by the Egyptians (Isa. 19:8). There were three kinds of nets.    1) The drag net or hauling net (Gr. sagene), of… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • drag — [drag] vt. dragged, dragging [ME draggen < ON draga (or OE dragan): see DRAW] 1. to pull or draw with force or effort, esp. along the ground; haul 2. a) to move (oneself) with effort b) to force into some situation, action, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Drag Me to Hell — Theatrical poster Directed by Sam Raimi Produced by Gr …   Wikipedia

  • Drag — Drag, n. [See {Drag}, v. t., and cf. {Dray} a cart, and 1st {Dredge}.] 1. The act of dragging; anything which is dragged. [1913 Webster] 2. A net, or an apparatus, to be drawn along the bottom under water, as in fishing, searching for drowned… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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