gilling thread

noun

Definition of gilling thread

: a fine twisted cord used in making gill nets

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History and Etymology for gilling thread

from present participle of gill entry 4

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“Gilling thread.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gilling%20thread. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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