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Drift net   /drɪft nɛt/   Listen
Drift net

A large fishnet supported by floats; it drifts with the current.

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"Drift net" Quotes from Famous Books

... and gazing straight before her, towards the harbour's mouth. The boat was one of the class that serves along that coast for hook-and-line as well as drift net fishing, clinker-built, about twenty-seven feet in the keel, and nine in beam. It had no deck beyond a small cuddy forward, on top of which a light hoar-frost was gathering as they moved. The minister stood beside the girl, ...
— Old Fires and Profitable Ghosts • A. T. Quiller-Couch

Words linked to "Drift net" :   fishnet, fishing net

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