pound net
noun Date: 1865 a fish trap consisting of a netting arranged into a directing wing and an enclosure with a narrow entrance

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  • pound net — pound′ net n. a trap for catching fish, consisting of nets staked upright in the water and a rectangular pound • Etymology: 1855–60, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • pound net — ☆ pound net n. a fish trap consisting of staked nets arranged so as to form an enclosure with a narrow opening …   English World dictionary

  • pound net — noun trap consisting of an arrangement of nets directing fish into an enclosure • Hypernyms: ↑trap * * * noun : a fish trap consisting of a long wing of net directing the fishes into the heart and on through a check valve into an inner enclosure… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pound net — /ˈpaʊnd nɛt/ (say pownd net) noun a trap for catching fish consisting of an arrangement of netting having a pound or enclosure with a contracted opening …   Australian English dictionary

  • pound net — a net, fence, reed or bamboo screen, set, staked or moored in streams, in lakes or along the coast to direct fish into a holding container for easy removal. Also called trap net or setnet …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • pound net — a trap for catching fish, consisting of a system of nets staked upright in the water and a rectangular enclosure or pound from which escape is impossible. [1855 60, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • pound-net — type of fishing net …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pound net — See Dutch net …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • pound — pound1 [pound] n. pl. pounds; sometimes, after a number, pound [ME < OE pund, akin to Ger pfund: WGmc loanword < L pondo, a pound, orig. abl. of pondus, weight (in libra pondo, a pound in weight), akin to pendere: see PENDANT] 1. a) the… …   English World dictionary

  • pound — I. noun (plural pounds; also pound) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English pund, from Latin pondo pound, from ablative of pondus weight more at pendant Date: before 12th century 1. any of various units of mass and weight; specifically a unit …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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