fish-wheel
a series of lift nets on a wheel frame that is rotated by the river current, catching migrating fish and dumping them through a chute into a basket

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • fish|wheel — «FIHSH HWEEL», noun. U.S. = salmon wheel: (Cf. ↑salmon wheel) »A good number of chum salmon end their inward migration up the Tanana river in fishweels (Fairbanks, Alaska Daily News Miner) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fish wheel — A fish wheel is a device for catching fish which operates much as a water powered mill wheel. A wheel complete with baskets and paddles is attached to a floating dock. The wheel rotates due to the current of the stream it is placed into. The… …   Wikipedia

  • fish wheel — a series of lift nets on a wheel frame that is rotated by the river current, catching migrating fish and dumping them through a chute into a basket …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • fish wheel. — See salmon wheel. * * * …   Universalium

  • fish wheel — noun : salmon wheel …   Useful english dictionary

  • fish wheel. — See salmon wheel …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fish hook — Fishhook redirects here. For other uses, see Fishhook (disambiguation). Anatomy of a fish hook A fish hook is a device for catching fish either by impaling them in the mouth or, more rarely, by snagging the body of the fish. Fish hooks have been… …   Wikipedia

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  • wheel — 1) a series of lift nets on a wheel frame that is rotated by the river current, catching migrating fish 2) a cross sectional centre cut from a large fish such as swordfish and sharks …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • wheel trap — noun : a fish trap used especially in Alaska consisting of a wheel revolved by the current and provided with scoops for taking fish and a receptacle in which the scoops deposit them …   Useful english dictionary

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