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fyke

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noun Hudson and Delaware Valleys.
a bag-shaped fish trap.
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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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