gillnet

verb gill·net \ ˈgil-ˌnet \
Updated on: 7 May 2018

Definition of gillnet

: to catch (fish) with a gill net

First Known Use of gillnet

1949

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gill net

noun

Definition of gill net

: a flat net suspended vertically in the water with meshes that allow the head of a fish to pass but entangle the gills upon withdrawal

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1796

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