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landing net

noun, Angling.
a small, bag-shaped net with a handle at the mouth, for scooping a hooked fish out of the water and bringing it to shore or into a boat.
Origin of landing net
1645-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Indians catch the white-fish with a scoop-net, like a landing-net, with a long handle.

    Taking Tales W.H.G. Kingston
  • Then we remember, with a flash of despair, that we have no landing-net!

    Days Off Henry Van Dyke
  • A landing-net is a small net mounted on a iron ring, which is fastened, like the landing-hook, to the end of a handle or pole.

  • Orlando stepped down and quietly slipped the landing-net under him.

    Days Off Henry Van Dyke
  • Wherewith he shall lounge up to us, landing-net in hand, and we will wander up stream and away.

    Prose Idylls Charles Kingsley
  • His face was in shadow; he had dropped his rod and landing-net abruptly.

    A Young Man in a Hurry Robert W. Chambers
  • Mr. Dauncey's reel chuckled and one of the other anglers ran towards him with a landing-net.

    Jan and Her Job L. Allen Harker
  • The landing-net was useless for one of his size, and I would not have him gaffed.

    American Notes Rudyard Kipling
  • I have since fished Clearburn from a boat, but it was not a day of rising fish, and no big ones came to the landing-net.

    Angling Sketches Andrew Lang
  • Thus he remained for a full minute, gasping like a fish in a landing-net.

British Dictionary definitions for landing-net

landing net

(angling) a loose long-handled net on a triangular frame for lifting hooked fish from the water
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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