fyke

[ fahyk ]
/ faɪk /
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noun Hudson and Delaware Valleys.

a bag-shaped fish trap.

Nearby words

  1. fx,
  2. fx.,
  3. fy,
  4. fyce,
  5. fyi,
  6. fylde,
  7. fylfot,
  8. fyn,
  9. fynbos,
  10. fyrd

Origin of fyke

1825–35, Americanism; < Dutch fuik, Middle Dutch fuycke; cognate with Old Frisian fūcke

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British Dictionary definitions for fyke

fyke

/ (faɪk) /

noun

US a fish trap consisting of a net suspended over a series of hoops, laid horizontally in the water

Word Origin for fyke

C19: from Middle Dutch fuycke

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