Spoon net
Spoon Spoon, n. [OE. spon, AS. sp[=o]n, a chip; akin to D. spaan, G. span, Dan. spaan, Sw. sp[*a]n, Icel. sp['a]nn, sp['o]nn, a chip, a spoon. [root]170. Cf. {Span-new}.] 1. An implement consisting of a small bowl (usually a shallow oval) with a handle, used especially in preparing or eating food. [1913 Webster]

``Therefore behoveth him a full long spoon That shall eat with a fiend,'' thus heard I say. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

He must have a long spoon that must eat with the devil. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Anything which resembles a spoon in shape; esp. (Fishing), a spoon bait. [1913 Webster]

3. Fig.: A simpleton; a spooney. [Slang] --Hood. [1913 Webster]

4. (Golf) A wooden club with a lofted face. --Encyc. of Sport. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Spoon bait} (Fishing), a lure used in trolling, consisting of a glistening metallic plate shaped like the bowl of a spoon with a fishhook attached.

{Spoon bit}, a bit for boring, hollowed or furrowed along one side.

{Spoon net}, a net for landing fish.

{Spoon oar}. See under {Oar}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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