Definition of Gillnet

1. Noun. (fishing) A vertical net, often resting on the sea floor, which entangles fish in the netting, frequently by the gills ¹



2. Verb. To fish using a gillnet ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gillnet

1. to gill [v -NETTED, -NETTING, -NETS] - See also: gill

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gillnet

gillhouse
gillhouses
gilli-flower
gilli-flowers
gillian
gillie
gillie gilly
gillied
gillies
gilliflower
gilliflowers
gilling
gillion
gillions
gillless
gillnet (current term)
gillnets
gillnetted
gillnetter
gillnetters
gillnetting
gills
gillulyite
gilly
gilly-flower
gilly-flowers
gillyflower
gillyflowers
gillying
gillyvor

Literary usage of Gillnet

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1. American Food and Game Fishes: A Popular Account of All the Species Found in by David Starr Jordan, Barton Warren Evermann (1902)
"In several fares landed by the gillnet tugs at Dunkirk in August, 1894, the average by actual weight was found to be between 2% and 3 pounds, ..."

2. Migratory Fishes of South America: Biology, Fisheries and Conservation Status by Joachim Carolsfeld (2003)
"Some examples are the trawl net, beach seine, purse seine, fixed gillnet, drifting gillnet, hook, bait hook and longline. The basic operational fishing unit ..."

3. History of Oregon by Charles Henry Carey (1922)
"... to 8125,000.00 (3) 44115* 40535 Fishery law proposed by gillnet operators (2) 56130* 30280 Fishery law proposed by ..."

4. Lake Maxinkuckee: A Physical and Biological Survey by Barton Warren Evermann, Howard Walton Clark (1920)
"... and still another, 7 feet 8 inches long and weighing 116 pounds, was caught by Andrew Edwards in a gillnet about the middle of May, 1890. ..."

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