sweep net

noun

Definition of sweep net

1 or sweep seine : a large fishing net usually paid out around an arc of a circle from a boat and then hauled ashore
2 : a bag-shaped net with a handle used by entomologists for catching insects by sweeping it over vegetation

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“Sweep net.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sweep%20net. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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