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pound net

n
(Fishing) a fishing trap having an arrangement of standing nets directing the fish into an enclosed net

pound′ net`


n.
a trap for catching fish, consisting of nets staked upright in the water and a rectangular pound.
[1855–60, Amer.]
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Noun1.pound net - trap consisting of an arrangement of nets directing fish into an enclosurepound net - trap consisting of an arrangement of nets directing fish into an enclosure
trap - a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned
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BRITISH POUND net short 73.0K contracts, up 8.7K from prior week and a 10-month high in net shorts...
A Large Stake net or pound net is a fixed fishing device that consists of poles or stakes secured into the bottom with netting attached.
A salmon trap (also known as a pound net; figure 1) is a setup for catching salmon as they return to their spawning places in the gravel beds of shallow inland streams.
The offshore pound net fishery in the southern portion of Chesapeake Bay had been documented to incidentally take threatened and endangered Kemp's ridley, Lepidochelys kempii, and loggerhead, Caretta caretta, sea turtles (Lutcavage and Musick, 1985; Bellmund et al., 1987; Mansfield et al.
The argument of 'Where to fish' is subjective with the commercial fisheries offering excellent facilities and nets bulging with fish whereas the alternative is the rivers with some very long walks and on an average day a ten pound net of small fish.
The 38,500 pound net cargo weight for a 20 foot container and 45,000 for a 40 foot container are fairly reliable rules of thumb maximums that most shippers should follow.
BRITISH POUND net short 52.6K contracts, up 7.8K from prior week and a 5-month high in net shorts...
The club described the suggestion as "ludicrous" and said purchasing the 50,000 pound net would make it bankrupt, Express.co.uk reports.
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The 90 million pound net worth would include television revenue of at least 40 million pounds, parachute payments of over four years, and 48 million pounds even after a possible relegation in the first season in the Premier League.