1) a bag-shaped net towed behind a ship either along the sea floor or in midwater, having a buoyed head rope and a weighted foot rope to keep the net mouth open. It may be towed by one or two ships;
2) in Newfoundland, a type of gear comprising a series of longlines of about 100 metres with short, ca. 1 m baited leaders or suds spaced at about 2 m intervals. These longlines were set to float just above the sea floor

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Trawl — 〈[ trɔ:l] n. 15; Fischerei〉 Grundschleppnetz [<engl. trawl „Schleppnetz“; zu afrz. trôler „mit einem Schleppnetz fischen“] * * * Trawl [trɔ:l ], das; s, s [engl. trawl, H. u.] (Fischereiw.): Grund[schlepp]netz. * * * Trawl   [trɔːl, englisch] …   Universal-Lexikon

  • trawl — trawl·abil·i·ty; trawl·able; trawl; trawl·er; trawl·er·man; …   English syllables

  • trawl — or trawlnet [trôl] n. [< ? MDu traghel, dragnet < ? L tragula: see TRAIL] 1. a large, baglike net dragged by a boat along the bottom of a fishing bank: also trawlnet ☆ 2. a long line supported by buoys, from which many short fishing lines… …   English World dictionary

  • Trawl — Trawl, v. i. [OF. trauler, troller, F. tr[^o]ter, to drag about, to stroll about; probably of Teutonic origin. Cf. {Troll}, v. t.] To take fish, or other marine animals, with a trawl. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trawl — ► VERB 1) fish or catch with a trawl net or seine. 2) search thoroughly. ► NOUN 1) an act of trawling. 2) (also trawl net) a large wide mouthed fishing net dragged by a boat along the bottom of the sea or a lake. ORIGIN probably from D …   English terms dictionary

  • Trawl — Trawl, n. 1. A fishing line, often extending a mile or more, having many short lines bearing hooks attached to it. It is used for catching cod, halibut, etc.; a boulter. [U. S. & Canada] [1913 Webster] 2. A large bag net attached to a beam with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trawl — [trɔ:l] das; s, s <aus gleichbed. engl. trawl> Grundschleppnetz, das von Fischereifahrzeugen verwendet wird …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • trawl — sb., en el. et, trawl, ene (tragtformet fiskenet der trækkes gennem vandet) …   Dansk ordbog

  • Trawl — (engl., spr. traol, Dredge), Grundschleppnetz, s. Fischerei, S. 615, und Tafel »Tiefseeforschung« (mit Text) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Trawl — (engl., spr. trahl), s. Baumschleppnetz …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • trawl — s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} TS pesc. rete a strascico usata nei mari del nord, spec. per la pesca delle aringhe {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1927 …   Dizionario italiano