cast-net
castnet

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Cast net — A fisherman casting a net in Kerala, India A cast net, also called a throw net, is a net used for fishing. It is a circular net with small weights distributed around its edge. The net is cast or thrown by hand in such a manner that it spreads out …   Wikipedia

  • cast net — noun also casting net : a circular or conical weighted net designed to be cast mouth downward by hand and withdrawn by lines attached to its margin compare dip net, setnet * * * n. Fishing a net that is thrown out and immediately drawn in again,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cast net — noun a (usually weighted) fishing net that is thrown and then pulled back via an attached line …   Wiktionary

  • cast net — noun Fishing a net that is thrown out and drawn in again, as opposed to one that is set up and left …   English new terms dictionary

  • cast net wide — cast (your) net wide/wider to think about a large number of things or people when choosing the thing or person that you want. If we don t get many interesting candidates this time round we may have to cast our net a little wider …   New idioms dictionary

  • cast net wider — cast (your) net wide/wider to think about a large number of things or people when choosing the thing or person that you want. If we don t get many interesting candidates this time round we may have to cast our net a little wider …   New idioms dictionary

  • supported cast net — a cast net too heavy to be used by hand and so is operated from a boat with supports …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • cast — v. & n. v. (past and past part. cast) 1 tr. throw, esp. deliberately or forcefully. 2 tr. (often foll. by on, over) a direct or cause to fall (one s eyes, a glance, light, a shadow, a spell, etc.). b express (doubts, aspersions, etc.). 3 tr.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • net — I 1. noun 1) fishermen mending their nets Syn: fishing net, dragnet, drift net, trawl (net), landing net, gill net, cast net, seine 2) a dress of green net Syn: netting, meshwork, webbing …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • Cast-iron cookware — Cast iron is used for cookware because it is non toxic, has excellent heat retention and diffusion properties, and is easy to mold. Cast iron cookware is either bare or enameled. Bare cast ironBare cast iron vessels have been used for cooking for …   Wikipedia

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