fyke

[fahyk]

Origin of fyke

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

noun
  1. 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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