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Meaning of trawl

trawl

Pronunciation: (trôl), [key]
— n.
  1. Also called trawl&prim; net&sec;. a strong fishing net for dragging along the sea bottom.
  2. Also called trawl&prim; line&sec;. a buoyed line used in sea fishing, having numerous short lines with baited hooks attached at intervals.
—v.i.
  1. to fish with a net that drags along the sea bottom to catch the fish living there.
  2. to fish with a trawl line.
  3. to troll.
—v.t.
  1. to catch with a trawl net or a trawl line.
  2. to drag (a trawl net).
  3. to troll.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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