What does the word net mean?

Usage examples for net

  1. Even now the police are trying to draw their net around him. – The Box with the Broken Seals by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  2. Others have been caught in his net too." – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  3. They answered, " No." And he said, " Throw your net over on the right side of the boat and you will catch something." – The Children's Bible by Henry A. Sherman Charles Foster Kent