fyke
noun Etymology: Dutch fuik Date: 1832 a long bag net kept open by hoops

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  • Fyke — Fyke, n. [D. fuik a bow net.] A long bag net distended by hoops, into which fish can pass easily, without being able to return; called also {fyke net}. Cozzens. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fyke — ☆ fyke [fīk ] n. [Du fuik, a bow net] a fish net in the form of a long bag reinforced with hoops …   English World dictionary

  • fyke — noun A type of fish trap consisting of tubular nets that are supported by hoops. Syn: fyke net, fyke net …   Wiktionary

  • fyke — /fuyk/, n. Hudson and Delaware Valleys. a bag shaped fish trap. [1825 35, Amer.; < D fuik, MD fuycke; c. OFris fucke] * * * …   Universalium

  • fyke — v. a. == deceive, flatter. Wright’s L. P. p. 46. Cf. ‘fikele,’ and AS. facen …   Oldest English Words

  • fyke — n. fishing net, long bag net with hoops; fish trap that is shaped like a bag …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fyke — [fʌɪk] noun chiefly US a bag net for catching fish. Origin C19: from Du. fuik fish trap …   English new terms dictionary

  • fyke — [[t]faɪk[/t]] n. Hudson and Delaware Valleys. dial. a bag shaped fish trap • Etymology: 1825–35, amer.; < D fuik, MD fuycke; c. OFris fūcke …   From formal English to slang

  • fyke — I. ˈfīk variant of fike II. noun or fike “ ( s) Etymology: Dutch fuik bow net, from Middle Dutch fūke, fuycke : a long bag net kept open by a series of hoops …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fyke Farmer — (November 25, 1901 May 23, 1997), was a Tennessee lawyer who worked on the behalf of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. [cite news|author link=E. Thomas Wood|url=http://www.nashvillepost.com/news/2007/6/17/nashville now and then a lawyers last gamble… …   Wikipedia

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