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fish wheel

noun

salmon wheel

noun
1.
a trap for catching salmon, consisting of a revolving wheel with attached nets set in a river so that it is turned by the current to capture the passing fish.
Also called fish wheel.
Origin of salmon wheel
1895-1900
1895-1900
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  • My own first sight of a fish wheel in operation beats the story of this renowned writer all to pieces.

    The Land of Tomorrow William B Stephenson, Jr.
  • I shall never forget my first view of a fish wheel and a cannery.

    The Land of Tomorrow William B Stephenson, Jr.
  • The Wildcat made a line fast and threw the end of it into the hull of the fish wheel.

    Lady Luck Hugh Wiley
  • The swimming Wildcat saw above him the descending framework of the fish wheel.

    Lady Luck Hugh Wiley
  • The fat man carried a wheat sack whose heavy contents jingled when he sat it on the deck of the fish wheel.

    Lady Luck Hugh Wiley
  • The owner of the fish wheel stepped forward to try his English on his nocturnal visitors.

    Lady Luck Hugh Wiley
  • The proprietor of the fish wheel yelled a greeting into the darkness.

    Lady Luck Hugh Wiley
  • Then to his ears from the deck of the fish wheel came the diverting tones of a voice which he had heard before.

    Lady Luck Hugh Wiley

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