trawl

Part of speech: verb

To drag, as a net; troll.

Part of speech: verb

To fish by dragging a net or a hooked line behind a boat.

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Usage examples "trawl":

  1. Fishing on this ground is by hand line and trawl by small boats and sloops, with an occasional trip by larger vessels in winter. - "Fishing Grounds of the Gulf of Maine", Walter H. Rich.
  2. Fishing is by trawl, hand line, and gill net. - "Fishing Grounds of the Gulf of Maine", Walter H. Rich.
  3. It was the most abundant yield that the trawl- net at any one time brought up during the whole of our voyage round the coast of Asia, and this from the sea off the northern extremity of that continent. - "The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II", A.E. Nordenskieold.