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fyke

[fahyk] /faɪk/
noun, Hudson and Delaware Valleys.
1.
a bag-shaped fish trap.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35, Americanism; < Dutch fuik, Middle Dutch fuycke; cognate with Old Frisian fūcke
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fyke

/faɪk/
noun
1.
(US) a fish trap consisting of a net suspended over a series of hoops, laid horizontally in the water
Word Origin
C19: from Middle Dutch fuycke
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