sea fishing the narrow end of a tapered trawl net
Word Origin for cod end
from cod ²
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Historical Examples of cod end
Besides being stronger, the cod-end was covered by flounces of old netting to prevent the rough bottom from chafing it too much.
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.