drift net


noun

a fishing net supported upright in the water by floats attached along the upper edge and sinkers along the lower, so as to be carried with the current or tide.

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Origin of drift net

First recorded in 1840–50
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British Dictionary definitions for drift net

drift net

noun

a large fishing net supported by floats or attached to a drifter that is allowed to drift with the tide or current
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