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drift net

noun

Simple Definition of drift net

  • : a large fishing net that floats in the water or is pulled behind a boat

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of drift net

  1. :  a fishing net often miles in extent arranged to drift with the tide or current and buoyed up by floats or attached to a boat

1662

First Known Use of drift net

1662


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