fishing fleet

fishing fleet
1) an aggregation of fishing vessels of a particular country or using a particular gear, e.g. a purse seine fleet, the West Country-Newfoundland migratory fishing fleet
2) a group of women arriving en masse at a colony in search of husbands (archaic)

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