trammel net

trammel net
noun
a fishing net with three layers; the outer two are coarse mesh and the loose inner layer is fine mesh
Syn: ↑trammel
Hypernyms: ↑fishnet, ↑fishing net

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noun
: a rectangular net made of a middle layer that is slack and of fine mesh and two outer layers that are stretched and of coarse mesh so arranged that fish attempting to pass in either direction carry some of the fine net through the coarse and are thus pocketed

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a three-layered fishing net, the middle layer of which is fine-meshed, the others coarse-meshed, so that fish attempting to pass through the net will become entangled in one or more of the meshes.
[1510-20]

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trammel net noun
A trammel
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Main Entry:trammel

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