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drag·net

 (drăg′nĕt′)
n.
1. A system of coordinated procedures for apprehending criminal suspects or other wanted persons.
2.
a. A net for trawling; a trawl.
b. A net for catching small game.

dragnet

(ˈdræɡˌnɛt)
n
1. (General Engineering) a heavy or weighted net used to scour the bottom of a pond, river, etc, as when searching for something
2. (Law) any system of coordinated efforts by police forces to track down wanted persons

drag•net

(ˈdrægˌnɛt)

n.
1. a net to be drawn along the bottom of a stream to catch fish, or along the ground for small game.
2. an interlinked system for finding or catching someone.
[1535–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dragnet - a system of coordinated measures for apprehending (criminals or other individuals); "caught in the police dragnet"
system, scheme - a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole; "a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going"
2.dragnet - a conical fishnet dragged through the water at great depthsdragnet - a conical fishnet dragged through the water at great depths
fishing net, fishnet - a net that will enclose fish when it is pulled in
Translations

dragnet

[ˈdrægnet] N
1. (= net) → red f de arrastre, red f barredera
2. (fig) (by police) → operación f policial de captura, emboscada f
3. (US) (Pol) → dragadora f

dragnet

[ˈdrægnɛt] n
(= fishing net) → drège f
(= combing of area) → piège m, coup m de filet

dragnet

n (for fish) → Schleppnetz nt; (= police hunt)groß angelegte Polizeiaktion

dragnet

[ˈdrægˌnɛt] nrete f a strascico; (fig) → rastrellamento
References in classic literature ?
Every time he did anything the terrorists in the vicinity were gathered in by the police dragnet, and many of them were executed.
While Aerial Dragnets focus is on protecting military troops operating in urban settings overseas, the system could ultimately find civilian application to help protect U.
Aerial Dragnet seeks to leapfrog these approaches by developing systems adapted to the fundamental physics of small UAS in urban environments that could enable non-line-of-sight (NLOS) tracking and identification of a wide range of slow, low-flying threats.
PROFESSIONAL fisherman met with President Nicos Anastasiades yesterday to object to the issuing of licences which will allow dragnets to be used in Cypriot waters.
They believe the use of dragnets could wipe out small fish, like whitebait, which are a crucial link in the food chain.
Calling all cars; radio dragnets and the technology of policing.
She also examines the ways in which reformers sought to control the symbolic terrain through which citizens encountered the police, such as the use of radio programs to both publicize the use of dragnets to apprehend criminals and make that activity popular with citizens.
7) Recent commentary has either advocated an even more laissez-faire attitude toward dragnets or, at the other end of the spectrum, proposed schemes that would make most of them impossible.
Dragnets generally involve warrantless searches in which masses of individuals consent to provide their genetic material to investigators to help solve a specific crime.
This distance, combined with large-scale sweeps that drew the innocent as well as the guilty into police dragnets, meant that in South Central the old saw about the police as an army of occupation carried more than just a ring of truth.
I also resent that when one of their own goes down, dragnets of unparalleled coverage are enacted and departments work around the clock until the culprit is found.
Only three weeks ago did local officials rid the area of Mexican shrimp boats that used dragnets in the area to catch, well .