drift net

noun
Updated on: 26 Apr 2018

Definition of drift net

: 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

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


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