drift net

noun

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

First Known Use of drift net

1662


DRIFT NET Defined for English Language Learners

drift net

noun

Definition of drift net for English Language Learners

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


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