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pound net

noun
1.
a trap for catching fish, consisting of a system of nets staked upright in the water and a rectangular enclosure or pound from which escape is impossible.
Origin of pound net
1855-1860
1855-60, Americanism
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  • The next day but one I went to Faulkner's shanty, by previous appointment, for another trip to the pound net.

    Favorite Fish and Fishing James Alexander Henshall
  • Ramsay, dipping his oars quietly, steered toward the first pound net they had set.

    The Spell of the White Sturgeon James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • I found that the shanty of Captain Faulkner, who had charge of the pound net, was adjoining the hotel grounds.

    Favorite Fish and Fishing James Alexander Henshall
  • Ramsay was somewhat surprised to see them give a pound net a wide berth and head into the bay.

    The Spell of the White Sturgeon James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • They saw the spiles of the second pound net rising like a ghost's fingers.

    The Spell of the White Sturgeon James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • They were near the second pound net now, and Ramsay gripped his shotgun fiercely.

    The Spell of the White Sturgeon James Arthur Kjelgaard
British Dictionary definitions for pound net

pound net

noun
1.
a fishing trap having an arrangement of standing nets directing the fish into an enclosed net
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