transitive verb Date: 1949 to catch (fish) with a gill net

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sunk gillnet — set gillnet (a gill net fixed to the bottom or a distance above it by anchors or ballast. Also called anchor net, straight net, sunk gillnet, sunken gill net, sunk net) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • anchored gillnet — bottom set gillnet (a net anchored on or close to the bottom by anchors and ballast) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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