Scoop net
Scoop Scoop, n. [OE. scope, of Scand. origin; cf. Sw. skopa, akin to D. schop a shovel, G. sch["u]ppe, and also to E. shove. See {Shovel}.] 1. A large ladle; a vessel with a long handle, used for dipping liquids; a utensil for bailing boats. [1913 Webster]

2. A deep shovel, or any similar implement for digging out and dipping or shoveling up anything; as, a flour scoop; the scoop of a dredging machine. [1913 Webster]

3. (Surg.) A spoon-shaped instrument, used in extracting certain substances or foreign bodies. [1913 Webster]

4. A place hollowed out; a basinlike cavity; a hollow. [1913 Webster]

Some had lain in the scoop of the rock. --J. R. Drake. [1913 Webster]

5. A sweep; a stroke; a swoop. [1913 Webster]

6. The act of scooping, or taking with a scoop or ladle; a motion with a scoop, as in dipping or shoveling. [1913 Webster]

7. a quantity sufficient to fill a scoop; -- used especially for ice cream, dispensed with an ice cream scoop; as, an ice cream cone with two scoops. [PJC]

8. an act of reporting (news, research results) before a rival; also called a {beat}. [Newspaper or laboratory cant] [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

9. news or information; as, what's the scoop on John's divorce?. [informal] [PJC]

{Scoop net}, a kind of hand net, used in fishing; also, a net for sweeping the bottom of a river.

{Scoop wheel}, a wheel for raising water, having scoops or buckets attached to its circumference; a tympanum. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • scoop net — noun : a shallow dip net on a handle used in fishing; also : a net for sweeping the bottom of a river * * * scoop net noun 1. A long handled dipping net 2. A net for scooping along the bottom • • • Main Entry: ↑scoop * * * scoop net …   Useful english dictionary

  • scoop net — dip net (a bag shaped net held open by a square or rounded frame on the end of a long pole. Used to scoop fish from the water, either on small scale in streams or ponds or commercially from large catches) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • scoop net — type of hand net used for fishing; net for sweeping a river s bottom …   English contemporary dictionary

  • scoop net — /ˈskup nɛt/ (say skoohp net) noun a small net used for fishing, prawning, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • scoop net —    Upena uluulu, upena kā e e …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • scoop-net — …   Useful english dictionary

  • scoop — net …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Scoop — Scoop, n. [OE. scope, of Scand. origin; cf. Sw. skopa, akin to D. schop a shovel, G. sch[ u]ppe, and also to E. shove. See {Shovel}.] 1. A large ladle; a vessel with a long handle, used for dipping liquids; a utensil for bailing boats. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scoop wheel — Scoop Scoop, n. [OE. scope, of Scand. origin; cf. Sw. skopa, akin to D. schop a shovel, G. sch[ u]ppe, and also to E. shove. See {Shovel}.] 1. A large ladle; a vessel with a long handle, used for dipping liquids; a utensil for bailing boats.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scoop — n. & v. n. 1 any of various objects resembling a spoon, esp.: a a short handled deep shovel used for transferring grain, sugar, coal, coins, etc. b a large long handled ladle used for transferring liquids. c the excavating part of a digging… …   Useful english dictionary

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