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A long fishing line with many shorter lines and hooks attached to it (usually suspended between buoys).  Synonyms: setline, spiller, trawl line, trotline.
A conical fishnet dragged through the water at great depths.  Synonyms: dragnet, trawl net.

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... and though her crew were prepared, while the boats of the Amethyst and Viper had not been able to keep up with the cutter, he pushed on with the single boat, and made a dash at the brig's quarter. In the act of springing on board, he became entangled in a trawl-net, and before he could disengage himself, he was pierced through the thigh with a pike, and knocked back into the boat. Still undismayed, they boarded the brig further ahead, and after a desperate struggle on her deck, carried her. Of the boat's crew, one man was killed, and eight wounded; the ...
— The Life of Admiral Viscount Exmouth • Edward Osler

Words linked to "Trawl" :   fishing line, fish, fishnet, fishing net

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