gill net(redirected from Gill nets)
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A fishing net set vertically in the water so that fish swimming into it are entangled by the gills in its mesh.
(Fishing) fishing a net suspended vertically in the water to trap fish by their gills in its meshes
a curtainlike net, suspended vertically in the water, with meshes of such a size as to catch by the gills a fish that has thrust its head through.