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cod end

noun
  1. sea fishing the narrow end of a tapered trawl net
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Word Origin

from cod ²
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Examples from the Web for cod end

Historical Examples

  • Besides being stronger, the cod-end was covered by flounces of old netting to prevent the rough bottom from chafing it too much.

    The Young Trawler

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • It was at the end of the bay, where cliff and beach and sea together form a bag like the cod-end of the trawl net.

    The Manxman

    Hall Caine