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trawl


trawl  (trôl)
n.
1. A trawl net.
2. See setline.
v. trawled, trawl·ing, trawls
v.tr.
To catch (fish) with a trawl.
v.intr.
1. To fish with a trawl.
2. To troll.

[Possibly Middle English trawelle, perhaps from Middle Dutch tragel, dragnet, possibly from Latin trgula, from trahere, to drag.]


trawl  /trl/  n. a large, sack-shaped fishing net that is pulled on the bottom of the ocean
v. [I;T] to fish with a trawl: The fishing boat trawled several miles offshore. See: troll, v. trawl

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