Definition of fyke in English:

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Pronunciation: /fʌɪk/
(also fyke net)


chiefly US
A bag net for catching fish.
Example sentences
  • Fish were collected with either a winged fyke net or commercial minnow traps.
  • One fyke net was set perpendicular to the shore at every shore station.
  • The net is known as a fyke net, which is used to catch eels.


Mid 19th century: from Dutch fuik 'fish trap'.

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