dip net

noun

: a bag net with a handle that is used especially to scoop fish from the water
dipnet transitive verb

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web On a cold June morning, Brigham watches proudly at the scaffolds as her 23-year-old nephew, Brigham Campbell, fights a large Chinook salmon thrashing about in his dip net. Deepa Bharath, oregonlive, 18 Aug. 2022 With a small dip net, the researcher tried to catch one. Jeff Wheelwright, Discover Magazine, 24 June 2012 Kiona has fished for Chinook salmon for decades on his family’s scaffold at the edge of the falls, using a dip net suspended from a 33-foot pole — like his father did before him, and his son will after. Deepa Bharath, oregonlive, 18 Aug. 2022 This year, the Watershed Forum opened a dip net information booth on the Kasilof River. Conocophillips Alaska, Anchorage Daily News, 11 Aug. 2022 Karuk tribal citizen Aaron Troy Hockaday Sr. used to fish for salmon at a local waterfall with a traditional dip net. CBS News, 2 July 2021 Karuk tribal citizen Aaron Troy Hockaday Sr. used to fish for salmon at a local waterfall with a traditional dip net. Gillian Flaccus, Star Tribune, 2 July 2021 Just purchase a saltwater fishing license (only $17 for 3-day nonresident) and harvest up to 2 gallons of whole bay scallops by hand or dip net. Mary Tomlinson, Southern Living, 2 July 2020 In confined regions such as passes, creek mouths, and canals, mesh dip nets are effective. Bob Mcnally, Field & Stream, 2 Jan. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1820, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dip net was in 1820

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Cite this Entry

“Dip net.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dip%20net. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

dip net

noun
: a small bag-shaped net with a handle that is used especially to scoop small fish from the water
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