- a trawl net equipped with otter boards.
Compare beam trawl.
Origin of otter trawl
First recorded in 1895–1900
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Historical Examples of otter trawl
It will be noted that the number of otter-trawl fares from this ground is small.
In the otter-trawl catch from this ground it will be noted that the positions of the two species are reversed.