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gill net

 (gĭl)
n.
A fishing net set vertically in the water so that fish swimming into it are entangled by the gills in its mesh.
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gill net

n
(Fishing) fishing a net suspended vertically in the water to trap fish by their gills in its meshes
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gill′ net`

(gɪl)
n.
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.
[1790–1800, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gill net - a flat fishnet suspended vertically in the water to entangle fish by their gillsgill net - a flat fishnet suspended vertically in the water to entangle fish by their gills
fishing net, fishnet - a net that will enclose fish when it is pulled in
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In a written decision issued in the wake of a stipulated-facts trial held in Brainerd in early September, 9th Judicial District Court Judge Jana Austad concluded that James Warren Northrup III, of Cloquet, broke state law when he set a gill net in north central Minnesota's Gull Lake on August 28, 2015.
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The ministry prohibits seven types of fishing nets: Nylon monofilaments nets, Nylon multi-filaments nets, the Three Layer net, nets with mesh less than 2 inches, Gill net with mesh size less than 3.75 inch, and a length more than 2400 m.
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