Agassiz trawl


Ag·​as·​siz trawl
: a dredge that consists of a heavy rectangular iron frame to which is fitted the mouth of a bag of stout netting and that is used in collecting plankton

Word History


after Alexander Agassiz †1910 American zoologist

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Agassiz trawl was in 1879

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“Agassiz trawl.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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