Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "trawl" []

  • A trawl net. (noun)
  • See setline. (noun)
  • To catch (fish) with a trawl. (verb-transitive)
  • To fish with a trawl. (verb-intransitive)
  • To troll. (verb-intransitive)

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 "trawl" in a sentence
  • ""She has a great net like a big night-cap stretched over on a spar, which we call a trawl-beam, and this is lowered down, and as the boat sails it is dragged along the bottom, and catches soles, and turbot, and plaice and sometimes john-dory, and gurnet, and brill."
  • "Shouldn't that be "trawl" - 1st para line 3 after Cheaper Home Broadband."
  • "A trawl is a net with a deep bag fastened to a long beam, which long beam has a three-cornered iron at each end."