trawl, dragnet, trawl net

(noun) a conical fishnet dragged through the water at great depths


(noun) a system of coordinated measures for apprehending (criminals or other individuals); “caught in the police dragnet”

Source: WordNet® 3.1



dragnet (plural dragnets)

(fishing) A net dragged across the bottom of a body of water.

(law enforcement) Heightened efforts by law-enforcement personnel to capture suspects.


dragnet (third-person singular simple present dragnets, present participle dragnetting, simple past and past participle dragnetted)

(fishing) To drag a net across the bottom of a body of water.

(law enforcement) To make heightened efforts to catch a suspect.


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Source: Wiktionary

Drag"net`, n. Etym: [Cf. AS. drægnet.]

Definition: A net to be drawn along the bottom of a body of water, as in fishing.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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