drift net

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drift net

n.
A large fishing net buoyed up by floats that is carried along with the current or tide.

drift net

n
(Fishing) a large fishing net supported by floats or attached to a drifter that is allowed to drift with the tide or current

drift′ net`


n.
a fishing net, usu. many miles in length, supported by floats that allow it to be carried with the current.
[1845–50]
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Noun1.drift net - a large fishnet supported by floats; it drifts with the current
fishing net, fishnet - a net that will enclose fish when it is pulled in
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