1. trawl

noun. a long fishing line with many shorter lines and hooks attached to it (usually suspended between buoys).


  • fishing line
  • trawl line
  • trotline
  • spiller

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2. trawl

noun. a conical fishnet dragged through the water at great depths.


  • fishnet
  • fishing net
  • dragnet

3. trawl

verb. fish with trawlers.

Sentences with trawl

1. Preposition or subordinating conjunction
Monster cod and trophy-sized snapper trawl the outlying Moreton waters, while squidding is popular along the harbor's rock wall.

2. Verb, base form
After breakfast on day three, the ship hoists anchor for a return to Gulf Harbors, with guests invited to trawl for fish along the way such as grouper and Spanish mackerel while relaxing to some onboard tunes.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Fishing boats trawl for Mackinaw or Brook Trout, and big-game hunters join up with local guides to traverse the surrounding wilderness areas.

4. Adjective
The Oceanographic Cruise gives passengers the opportunity to examine the contents of a trawl net and to study the basic chemistry of seawater.

5. Noun, singular or mass
Other search algorithms trawl through a virtual space, such as those hunting for the best chess moves.