trawl

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Etymology[edit]

From Dutch traghel

Noun[edit]

trawl (plural trawls)

  1. A net or dragnet used for trawling. [from the 16th c.]
  2. A long fishing line having many short lines bearing hooks attached to it; a setline.

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Verb[edit]

trawl (third-person singular simple present trawls, present participle trawling, simple past and past participle trawled)

  1. To take fish, or other marine animals, with a trawl.
  2. To fish from a slow moving boat.
  3. To make an exhaustive search for something within a defined area.

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