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gill net a net set upright in the water in order to catch fish by the gills.
landing net a small bag-shaped net attached to a handle, used to scoop a hooked fish from the water.
life net a strong net used by firefighters or others to catch people forced to jump from a burning building.
mosquito net a net with a very fine mesh, usu. suspended over sleeping areas to keep out mosquitoes.
net ton see short ton.
pound net a trap for fish consisting of a system of staked nets that form an enclosure with a narrow opening.
safety net a large net suspended beneath circus aerialists in case of a fall. [2 definitions]