Definition of cast net in English:

cast net

Syllabification: cast net


  • A net that is thrown out and immediately drawn in again, as opposed to one that is set up and left.
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    • They learned to throw a cast net and how to build a fire that's good for frying fish.
    • Finger mullet can be bought from camps or caught in cast nets.
    • Others snorkeled in search of popping-cork treasure, slung cast nets at finger mullet, pushed sunburned babies in strollers and walked dogs.

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