trawl Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun a long fishing line with many shorter lines and hooks attached to it (usually suspended between buoys)
setline; spiller; trawl line; trotline.
noun a conical fishnet dragged through the water at great depths
dragnet; trawl net.
verb fish with trawlers
Trawl intransitive verb
To take fish, or other marine animals, with a trawl.
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
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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