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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.

gill net

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

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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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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