- a net dragged along the bottom of a river, lake, etc. for catching fish
- a net for catching small game
- ☆ an organized system or network for gathering in or catching criminals or others wanted by the authorities
See dragnet in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- A system of coordinated procedures for apprehending criminal suspects or other wanted persons.
a. A net for trawling; a trawl.
b. A net for catching small game.
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