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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
1855-1860
1855-60, Americanism
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Examples from the web for pound net
  • Capturing of breeding fish is done by using pound net and spawning is done quickly.
  • pound net leader means a long straight net that directs the fish offshore towards the pound, an enclosure that captures the fish.
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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