landing net

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noun Angling.

a small, bag-shaped net with a handle at the mouth, for scooping a hooked fish out of the water and bringing it to shore or into a boat.

Nearby words

  1. landing craft,
  2. landing field,
  3. landing flap,
  4. landing force,
  5. landing gear,
  6. landing page,
  7. landing party,
  8. landing ship,
  9. landing speed,
  10. landing stage

Origin of landing net

First recorded in 1645–55

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landing net

noun

angling a loose long-handled net on a triangular frame for lifting hooked fish from the water
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