fishing banks

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plural noun

a relatively shallow area of the sea in which fish are usually abundant.

Origin of fishing banks

First recorded in 1755–65
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Examples from the Web for fishing banks

  • It is estimated that there are 7,000 square miles of fishing-banks off the Labrador coast.

    Dr. Grenfell's Parish|Norman Duncan
  • They go to the fishing-banks with their fathers, and can hand, reef, and steer with an old salt.

  • A strong net or bag dragged along the bottom of fishing-banks, by means of a rope, a beam, and a pair of iron trawl-heads.

    The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth