pound net


pound net
noun
trap consisting of an arrangement of nets directing fish into an enclosure
Hypernyms: ↑trap

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noun
: a fish trap consisting of a long wing of net directing the fishes into the heart and on through a check valve into an inner enclosure which usually has a closed bottom of net or wire mesh, can cometimes be raised to gather the fishes, or in other variations is equipped with spillers in which the catch is hauled to the surface — compare leader 1i(1), pot 3b, seine

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a trap for catching fish, consisting of a system of nets staked upright in the water and a rectangular enclosure or pound from which escape is impossible.
[1855-60, Amer.]

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pound net noun
An arrangement of nets for trapping fish
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Main Entry:pound

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pound net,
fishnets arranged to form an enclosed space with a narrow opening.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • pound net — pound′ net n. a trap for catching fish, consisting of nets staked upright in the water and a rectangular pound • Etymology: 1855–60, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • pound net — ☆ pound net n. a fish trap consisting of staked nets arranged so as to form an enclosure with a narrow opening …   English World dictionary

  • pound net — /ˈpaʊnd nɛt/ (say pownd net) noun a trap for catching fish consisting of an arrangement of netting having a pound or enclosure with a contracted opening …   Australian English dictionary

  • pound net — a net, fence, reed or bamboo screen, set, staked or moored in streams, in lakes or along the coast to direct fish into a holding container for easy removal. Also called trap net or setnet …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • pound net — a trap for catching fish, consisting of a system of nets staked upright in the water and a rectangular enclosure or pound from which escape is impossible. [1855 60, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • pound-net — type of fishing net …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pound net — See Dutch net …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • pound net — noun Date: 1865 a fish trap consisting of a netting arranged into a directing wing and an enclosure with a narrow entrance …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pound — pound1 [pound] n. pl. pounds; sometimes, after a number, pound [ME < OE pund, akin to Ger pfund: WGmc loanword < L pondo, a pound, orig. abl. of pondus, weight (in libra pondo, a pound in weight), akin to pendere: see PENDANT] 1. a) the… …   English World dictionary

  • pound — I. noun (plural pounds; also pound) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English pund, from Latin pondo pound, from ablative of pondus weight more at pendant Date: before 12th century 1. any of various units of mass and weight; specifically a unit …   New Collegiate Dictionary