a trawl net whose lateral spread during trawling is maintained by a beam across its mouth.
- Compare otter trawl.
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How to use beam trawl in a sentence
A tendency to return to the use of the small beam trawl for deep-sea work has lately shown itself.
A small beam trawl was first used from the “Challenger” (fig. 17).