pound net

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web London-based Just Eat reported an 8.8 million pound net loss in the first half of the year. David Hellier, Bloomberg.com, 8 May 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

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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 29 Jan. 2023.

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