"trawl" in the noun sense
1. trawl, trawl line, spiller, setline, trotline
a long fishing line with many shorter lines and hooks attached to it (usually suspended between buoys)
2. trawl, dragnet, trawl net
a conical fishnet dragged through the water at great depths
"trawl" in the verb sense
fish with trawlers
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