dragger trawl

otter trawl (a towed net that strains demersal fish out of the water. Rectangular otter boards of wood or steel on the tow ropes plane through the water and help keep the mouth open and give the trawl its name; floats on the headrope and weights on the ground line also assist in this)

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • dragger — a trawler, a fishing boat that uses a trawl net or drag net to catch fish. Of varying sizes with a small crew of about three to eight people. The trawl is usually worked from the starboard side from winches geared to the main engine of the vessel …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • dragger — noun Date: circa 1500 one that drags; specifically a fishing boat operating a trawl or dragnet …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dragger — noun 1. someone who pulls or tugs or drags in an effort to move something • Syn: ↑puller, ↑tugger • Derivationally related forms: ↑drag, ↑tug (for: ↑tugger), ↑pull ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fishing trawler — For other types of trawlers, see Trawler (disambiguation). The Irish RSW tank trawler Brendelen[1] in Skagen harbour A fishing trawler (also called a dragger) is a commercial fishing vessel designed to operate fishing trawls. Traw …   Wikipedia

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