fishing net
net (an open mesh structure formed by cords linked by knots (or other linking methods such as weaving) used for capturing or confining aquatic organisms like fishes)

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Fishing net — Fishing Fish ing, a. [From {Fishing}, n.] Pertaining to fishing; used in fishery; engaged in fishing; as, fishing boat; fishing tackle; fishing village. [1913 Webster] {Fishing fly}, an artificial fly for fishing. {Fishing line}, a line used in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fishing net — A fishing net or fishnet is a net that is used for fishing. Fishing nets are meshes usually formed by knotting a relatively thin thread. Modern nets are usually made of artificial polyamides like nylon, although nets of organic polyamides such as …   Wikipedia

  • fishing net — net which is put into the sea in order to trap fish …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fishing net — noun a net that will enclose fish when it is pulled in (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑fishnet • Hypernyms: ↑net • Hyponyms: ↑drift net, ↑gill net, ↑landing net, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chinese fishing net — a shore operated lift net, 20 metres or more across and 10 metres or more tall, found in Cochin (Kochi), south India. The net is a cantilever with the net suspended over the sea and large stones suspended from ropes as counterweights at the other …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Fishing — Fish ing, a. [From {Fishing}, n.] Pertaining to fishing; used in fishery; engaged in fishing; as, fishing boat; fishing tackle; fishing village. [1913 Webster] {Fishing fly}, an artificial fly for fishing. {Fishing line}, a line used in catching… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fishing fly — Fishing Fish ing, a. [From {Fishing}, n.] Pertaining to fishing; used in fishery; engaged in fishing; as, fishing boat; fishing tackle; fishing village. [1913 Webster] {Fishing fly}, an artificial fly for fishing. {Fishing line}, a line used in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fishing line — Fishing Fish ing, a. [From {Fishing}, n.] Pertaining to fishing; used in fishery; engaged in fishing; as, fishing boat; fishing tackle; fishing village. [1913 Webster] {Fishing fly}, an artificial fly for fishing. {Fishing line}, a line used in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fishing rod — Fishing Fish ing, a. [From {Fishing}, n.] Pertaining to fishing; used in fishery; engaged in fishing; as, fishing boat; fishing tackle; fishing village. [1913 Webster] {Fishing fly}, an artificial fly for fishing. {Fishing line}, a line used in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fishing smack — Fishing Fish ing, a. [From {Fishing}, n.] Pertaining to fishing; used in fishery; engaged in fishing; as, fishing boat; fishing tackle; fishing village. [1913 Webster] {Fishing fly}, an artificial fly for fishing. {Fishing line}, a line used in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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