verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of trawl
Examples from the Web for trawl
He had seen enough to realize that pulling a trawl was no sinecure.Jim Spurling, Fisherman|Albert Walter Tolman
Well, Mr. Trawl, perhaps you will explain your business with me in some less uncomfortable manner.
Ah, Trawl, said the minister heartily, Im glad to see you here.
One ran for the hatchet to cut the trawl, and thus give steerage way to the smack.For Name and Fame|G. A. Henty
Redcap was hauling her trawl when without any warning shrapnel burst on board.Merchantmen-at-Arms|David W. Bone
British Dictionary definitions for trawl
noun sea fishing
Word Origin for trawl
Word Origin and History for trawl
1560s, from Dutch tragelen, from Middle Dutch traghelen "to drag," from traghel "dragnet," probably from Latin tragula "dragnet." Related: Trawled; trawling.