gillnet

verb gill·net \ ˈgil-ˌnet \

Definition of gillnet

transitive verb
:to catch (fish) with a gill net

First Known Use of gillnet

1949


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

First Known Use of gill net

1796


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