Definition of Fishing net

1. Noun. A net that will enclose fish when it is pulled in.

Exact synonyms: Fishnet
Specialized synonyms: Drift Net, Gill Net, Landing Net, Seine, Trammel, Trammel Net, Dragnet, Trawl, Trawl Net
Generic synonyms: Net

Lexicographical Neighbors of Fishing Net

fishing boat
fishing boats
fishing cat
fishing cats
fishing eagle
fishing expedition
fishing expeditions
fishing gear
fishing ground
fishing grounds
fishing hook
fishing hooks
fishing licence
fishing license
fishing line
fishing net (current term)
fishing owl
fishing permit
fishing pole
fishing poles
fishing rig
fishing rod
fishing rods
fishing season
fishing smack
fishing space
fishing spaces
fishing tackle
fishing vessel
fishing worm

Literary usage of Fishing net

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1850)
"(1) A farm, field, or close. Devon. (2) Slang term for a prison. York. PARKEN. A cake made chiefly of treacle and oatmeal. North. (3) A kind of fishing net. ..."

2. The Rate of Interest: Its Nature, Determination and Relation to Economic by Irving Fisher (1907)
"Let the labor sacrificed in producing a fishing net be reckoned at 100 fish. This valuation of labor by the laborer is ..."

3. Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English: Containing Words from the by Thomas Wright (1904)
"... of fishing-net. (3) A disease in the legs. (4) A fence across a ditch, to prevent cattle passing into another field. East. (5) A brick archway for water ..."

4. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"It is not negligence as matter of law for the owner of a fishing net set in a public navigable water, from which he is engaged in taking fish, ..."

5. The Shores of the Adriatic, the Italian Side: An Architectural and by Frederick Hamilton Jackson (1906)
"... the broad horizon on the flat banks, sprinkled with FISHING-NET ON THE BANKS OF THE PESCARA trees which in one place draw together into a little wood. ..."

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