Drift net
Drift Drift, a. That causes drifting or that is drifted; movable by wind or currents; as, drift currents; drift ice; drift mud. --Kane. [1913 Webster]

{Drift anchor}. See {Sea anchor}, and also {Drag sail}, under {Drag}, n.

{Drift epoch} (Geol.), the glacial epoch.

{Drift net}, a kind of fishing net.

{Drift sail}. Same as {Drag sail}. See under {Drag}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • drift-net — «DRIHFT NEHT», intransitive verb, net|ted, net|ting. to fish with a drift net: »Danish and Faroese fishermen drift netting off western Greenland... (London Times). –drift´ net´ter, noun. drift net …   Useful english dictionary

  • drift net — ► NOUN ▪ a large fishing net kept upright by weights at the bottom and floats at the top and allowed to drift in the sea …   English terms dictionary

  • drift net — drift ,net noun count a very large net for catching fish that hangs upright in the sea …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • drift net — drift′ net n. bus a fishing net, usu. many miles in length, supported by floats that allow it to be carried with the current • Etymology: 1845–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • drift net — noun a large fishnet supported by floats; it drifts with the current • Hypernyms: ↑fishnet, ↑fishing net * * * noun : a large net that is arranged to drift with the tide or current and that is either buoyed up by floats or attached to a drift… …   Useful english dictionary

  • drift net — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms drift net : singular drift net plural drift nets a very large net for catching fish that hangs upright in the sea …   English dictionary

  • drift net — noun Drift net is used before these nouns: ↑fishing …   Collocations dictionary

  • drift net — an unanchored gill net floating free with water currents or attached to a boat. Lost drift nets continue to catch and kill fish and marine mammals (called walls of death ) and large ones (50 km large scale pelagic driftnets) have been curtailed… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • drift net — noun a large fishing net, kept upright by weights at the bottom and floats at the top and allowed to drift in the sea. Derivatives drift netter noun drift netting noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • drift net — noun Date: 1662 a fishing net often miles in extent arranged to drift with the tide or current and buoyed up by floats or attached to a boat …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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