pound net


: a fish trap consisting of a netting arranged into a directing wing and an enclosure with a narrow entrance

Examples of pound net in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Virginia Marine Police rescued a manatee stranded in a pound net on Sunday afternoon at the mouth of the Rappahannock River in the Chesapeake Bay. Doc Louallen, USA TODAY, 30 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pound net was in 1856

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“Pound net.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pound%20net. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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