wire basket

wire basket
a fish trap made of wire or wire mesh

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  • basket — ► NOUN 1) a container for holding or carrying things, made from interwoven strips of cane or wire. 2) Basketball a net fixed on a hoop, used as the goal. 3) a group, category, or range: a basket of currencies. ORIGIN Old French …   English terms dictionary

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  • basket — [[t]bɑ͟ːskɪt, bæ̱s [/t]] baskets 1) N COUNT A basket is a stiff container that is used for carrying or storing objects. Baskets are made from thin strips of materials such as straw, plastic, or wire woven together. ...big wicker picnic baskets… …   English dictionary

  • basket — bas|ket S3 [ˈba:skıt US ˈbæ ] n [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Probably from an unrecorded Old North French baskot, from Latin bascauda bowl for washing dishes ] 1.) a container made of thin pieces of plastic, wire, or wood woven together, used to… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • basket */*/ — UK [ˈbɑːskɪt] / US [ˈbæskət] noun [countable] Word forms basket : singular basket plural baskets 1) a) a container for carrying or keeping things in, made from thin pieces of plastic, wire, or wood woven together, and sometimes with a handle a… …   English dictionary

  • basket — /ˈbaskət / (say bahskuht) noun 1. a receptacle made of twigs, rushes, thin strips of wood, or other flexible material, woven together. 2. a container made of pieces of thin veneer, used for packing berries, vegetables, etc.; punnet. 3. the… …  

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