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bag net

Bag" net`
Definitions
  1. A bag-shaped net for catching fish.
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Balloon net

  • a variety of woven lace in which the weft threads are twisted in a peculiar manner around the warp.
Webster 1913

bow net

Bow" net`
Definitions
  1. .
  2. A trap for lobsters, being a wickerwork cylinder with a funnel-shaped entrance at one end.
  3. A net for catching birds. J. H. Walsh.
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bramble net

Bram"ble net`
Definitions
  1. A net to catch birds.
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Brussels net

  • an imitation of Brussels ground, made by machinery.
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Casting net

  • a net which is cast and drawn, in distinction from a net that is set and left.
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Clap net

  • a net for taking birds, made to close or clap together.
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day-net

Day"-net` noun
Definitions
  1. A net for catching small birds.
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Draft box, Draft engine, Draft horse, Draft net, Draft ox, Draft tube

  • . Same as Draught box, Draught engine, etc. See under Draught.
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Draught net

  • a seine or hauling net.
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Drift net

  • noun a large fishnet supported by floats; it drifts with the current
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  • a kind of fishing net.
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Fishing net

  • noun a net that will enclose fish when it is pulled in
    fishnet.
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  • a net of various kinds for catching fish; including the bag net, casting net, drag net, landing net, seine, shrimping net, trawl, etc.
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Fly net

  • a screen to exclude insects.
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Fold net

  • a kind of net used in catching birds.
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Garden net

  • a net for covering fruits trees, vines, etc., to protect them from birds.
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Gill net

  • noun a flat fishnet suspended vertically in the water to entangle fish by their gills
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  • a flat net so suspended in the water that its meshes allow the heads of fish to pass, but catch in the gills when they seek to extricate themselves.
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Glade net

  • in England, a net used for catching woodcock and other birds in forest glades.
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knight baro-net

Knight" bar"o-net
Definitions
  1. See Baronet.
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Landing net

  • noun a bag-shaped fishnet on a long handle to take a captured fish from the water
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  • a small, bag-shaped net, used in fishing to take the fish from the water after being hooked.
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Mosquito bar, Mosquito net

  • a net or curtain for excluding mosquitoes, used for beds and windows.
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mosquito net

  • noun a fine net or screen (especially around beds) to protect against mosquitos
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Mosquito netting

  • a loosely-woven gauzelike fabric for making mosquito bars.
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net ball

  • noun a serve that strikes the net before falling into the receiver's court; the ball must be served again
    let.
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net estate

  • noun the estate remaining after debts and funeral expenses and administrative expenses have been deducted from the gross estate; the estate then left to be distributed (and subject to federal and state inheritance taxes)
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net fish

  • verb fish with nets
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net income

  • noun the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)
    lucre; profit; earnings; net; profits; net income.
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net melon

  • noun a muskmelon vine with fruit that has a thin reticulated rind and sweet green flesh
    net melon; Cucumis melo reticulatus; nutmeg melon.
  • noun the fruit of a variety of muskmelon vine; a melon with netlike markings and deep green flesh
    net melon; nutmeg melon.
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net profit

  • noun the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)
    lucre; profit; earnings; net; profits; net income.
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net sales

  • noun gross sales reduced by customer discounts, returns, freight out, and allowances
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net ton

  • noun a United States unit of weight equivalent to 2000 pounds
    ton; short ton.
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Net tonnage

  • (Naut.), the tonnage of a vessel after a deduction from the gross tonnage has been made, to allow space for crew, machinery, etc.
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net-veined

Net"-veined` adjective
Definitions
  1. Having veins, or nerves, reticulated or netted; as, a net-veined wing or leaf.
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netted melon

  • noun a muskmelon vine with fruit that has a thin reticulated rind and sweet green flesh
    net melon; Cucumis melo reticulatus; nutmeg melon.
  • noun the fruit of a variety of muskmelon vine; a melon with netlike markings and deep green flesh
    net melon; nutmeg melon.
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neural net

  • noun computer architecture in which processors are connected in a manner suggestive of connections between neurons; can learn by trial and error
    neural network.
  • noun any network of neurons or nuclei that function together to perform some function in the body
    neural network.
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Point net

  • a machine-made lace imitating a kind of Brussels lace (Brussels ground).
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pound net

  • noun trap consisting of an arrangement of nets directing fish into an enclosure
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Purse net

  • a fishing net, the mouth of which may be closed or drawn together like a purse. Mortimer.
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safety net

  • noun a guarantee of professional or financial security
  • noun a large strong net to catch circus acrobats who fall or jump from a trapeze
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Scoop net

  • a kind of hand net, used in fishing; also, a net for sweeping the bottom of a river.
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Shrimp net

  • a dredge net fixed upon a pole, or a sweep net dragged over the fishing ground.
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Spoon net

  • a net for landing fish.
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Sweep net

  • a net for drawing over a large compass.
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Tooth net

  • a large fishing net anchored. Scot. Jamieson.
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Trail net

  • a net that is trailed or drawn behind a boat.
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trammel net

  • noun a fishing net with three layers; the outer two are coarse mesh and the loose inner layer is fine mesh
    trammel.
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trawl net

  • noun a conical fishnet dragged through the water at great depths
    dragnet; trawl.
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tuck-net

Tuck"-net` noun
Definitions
  1. See Tuck, n., 2.
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Tunnel net

  • a net with a wide mouth at one end and narrow at the other.
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volleyball net

  • noun the high net that separates the two teams and over which the volleyball must pass
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Warp frame, ∨ Warp-net frame

  • a machine for making warp lace having a number of needles and employing a thread for each needle.
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Warp lace, ∨ Warp net

  • lace having a warp crossed by weft threads.
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Wire netting

  • a texture of woven wire coarser than ordinary wire gauze.
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Wolf net

  • a kind of net used in fishing, which takes great numbers of fish.
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