pound-net

pound net

noun
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:
1855–60, Americanism

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pound net
 
n
a fishing trap having an arrangement of standing nets directing the fish into an enclosed net

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