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dip net

a net or mesh bag on a long handle, used to scoop fish from water.


[dip-net] /ˈdɪpˌnɛt/
verb (used with object), dip-netted, dip-netting.
to scoop (fish) from water with a dip net. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The large pouch, with which pelicans are armed, is used as a dip net to secure their food, which consists of small fish.

    Bird Guide Chester A. Reed
  • A convenient way to collect fishes for the schoolroom aquarium is to use a dip net.

  • I think that fellow just waded into the alphabet with a dip net and all the letters he caught he kept.

  • Over the kettle a square piece of white flannel was suspended, caught up at the corners like a dip net.

    Woodcraft and Camping George Washington Sears (Nessmuk)

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