Definition of dragnet
1a : a net drawn along the bottom of a body of waterb : a net used on the ground (as to capture small game)
2 : a network of measures for apprehension (as of criminals)
Examples of dragnet in a sentence
Nine suspects were caught in the police dragnet.
First Known Use of dragnet
DRAGNET Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dragnet for English Language Learners
: a series of actions that are done by the police in order to catch criminals
: a net that is pulled along the bottom of a river, lake, pond, etc., to search for or collect something
DRAGNET Defined for Kids
Definition of dragnet for Students
1 : a net that is pulled along the bottom of a body of water in order to catch or find something
2 : a series of actions by police for catching a criminal
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