[ gil-net ]

verb (used with object),gill·net·ted, gill·net·ting.
  1. to catch (a fish) with a gill net.

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gill net
[ gil ]

  1. a curtainlike net, suspended vertically in the water, with meshes of such a size as to catch by the gills a fish that has thrust its head through.

Origin of gill net

An Americanism dating back to 1790–1800 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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British Dictionary definitions for gill net

gill net

/ (ɡɪl) /

  1. fishing a net suspended vertically in the water to trap fish by their gills in its meshes

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