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A large fishing net buoyed up by floats that is carried along with the current or tide.
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(Fishing) a large fishing net supported by floats or attached to a drifter that is allowed to drift with the tide or current
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
a fishing net, usu. many miles in length, supported by floats that allow it to be carried with the current.
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