trawl


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Trawl \Trawl\, v. i. [OF. trauler, troller, F. tr[^o]ter, to
   drag about, to stroll about; probably of Teutonic origin. Cf.
   Troll, v. t.]
   To take fish, or other marine animals, with a trawl.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Trawl \Trawl\, n.
   1. A fishing line, often extending a mile or more, having
      many short lines bearing hooks attached to it. It is used
      for catching cod, halibut, etc.; a boulter. [U. S. &
      Canada]
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   2. A large bag net attached to a beam with iron frames at its
      ends, and dragged at the bottom of the sea, -- used in
      fishing, and in gathering forms of marine life from the
      sea bottom.
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