: a long bag net kept open by hoops

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Fish traps or fyke traps are still used today at places in coastal Alaska. John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, 3 July 2022 This angler behavior is reflected in long-term Wisconsin fyke net data. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 27 May 2022 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, 30 June 2018

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Word History


Dutch fuik

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fyke was in 1832

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Cite this Entry

“Fyke.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fyke. Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

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