Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "dragnet" [drag•net]

  • A system of coordinated procedures for apprehending criminal suspects or other wanted persons. (noun)
  • A net for trawling; a trawl. (noun)
  • A net for catching small game. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dragnet" in a sentence
  • "June 17th, 2009 at 3: 46 pm benjoya Says: dragnet is right. especially the suicide part, which will save many lives."
  • "ACLU: FBI used 'dragnet'-style warrantless cell tracking | Privacy Inc."
  • "And since obviously no police dragnet is 100% effective, there’s a larger pool of potential bombers available who’d rather tap their virgins in this world. levitra Says:"