fyke

noun
\ ˈfīk How to pronounce fyke (audio) \

Definition of fyke

: a long bag net kept open by hoops

Examples of fyke in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The yield, captured in about 24 hours in a single fyke net on the western shore of McDermott, was impressive. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Can the walleye population rebound in McDermott Lake if bass and panfish are reduced?," 30 June 2018

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First Known Use of fyke

1832, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fyke

Dutch fuik

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“Fyke.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fyke. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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