The definition of a trawl is a large, baglike net for fishing or a long line supported by buoys from which multiple fishing lines are hung.(noun)
An example of a trawl is a huge net for catching many fish at once.
Trawl is defined as to fish or catch with a large, baglike net.(verb)
An example of trawl is to catch many fish in a large net.
See trawl in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < ? MDu traghel, dragnet < ? L tragula: see trail
transitive verb, intransitive verb
See trawl in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Possibly Middle English trawelle
Origin: , perhaps from Middle Dutch tragel, dragnet
Origin: , possibly from Latin trāgula
Origin: , from trahere, to drag.
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