- to scoop (fish) from water with a dip net.
- a net or mesh bag on a long handle, used to scoop fish from water.
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Examples from the Web for dip-net
Shawn stood in the bow of the boat with the dip-net ready to swing.
In his hand he carried a dip-net, which he threw cleverly over our heads, and entangled us in the bag.The Cricket's Friends
Virginia W. Johnson
Near the door hung great coils of fishing line and tackle, and in the corner was a dip-net and gig.
The fisherman pursues in his boat, and coming up, pushes his dip-net under the fish as he draws him to the surface.
Burney took the dip-net and paddled the boat toward the jug, and catching the line, raised the fish to the top of the water.