Definition of Fishing net
1. Noun. A net that will enclose fish when it is pulled in.
Specialized synonyms: Drift Net, Gill Net, Landing Net, Seine, Trammel, Trammel Net, Dragnet, Trawl, Trawl Net
Generic synonyms: Net
Lexicographical Neighbors of Fishing Net
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. ..."