from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A system of coordinated procedures for apprehending criminal suspects or other wanted persons.
- n. A net for trawling; a trawl.
- n. A net for catching small game.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A net dragged across the bottom of a body of water.
- n. Heightened efforts by law-enforcement personnel to capture suspects.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A net to be drawn along the bottom of a body of water, as in fishing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A net designed to be drawn on the bottom of a river or pond for taking fish, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a conical fishnet dragged through the water at great depths
- n. a system of coordinated measures for apprehending (criminals or other individuals)
June 17th, 2009 at 3: 46 pm benjoya Says: dragnet is right. especially the suicide part, which will save many lives.
ACLU: FBI used 'dragnet'-style warrantless cell tracking | Privacy Inc.
And since obviously no police dragnet is 100% effective, there’s a larger pool of potential bombers available who’d rather tap their virgins in this world. levitra Says:
The first cast of what Crane aptly termed the dragnet had brought in the management and service staff to a man, with a number of the restaurant's habitues, including Sophie Weringrode and her errand-boy, the exquisite Mr. Revel.
Worse, there are hints that the government uses this secret interpretation to gather what one Patriot-watcher calls a "dragnet" for massive amounts of information on private citizens; the government portrays its data-collection efforts much differently.
Caught in the dragnet are the handicapped adults who used to line their wheelchairs along a stretch of the boulevard leading to the presidential palace in downtown Dakar.
EFF sued the government claiming that AT&T and perhaps other telecommunications companies cooperated with it to allow access to people's phone and Internet records -- a so-called dragnet in a search for terrorist communications.
One of the unlucky thousands caught up in the dragnet was a Daily News reporter assigned to cover the ticket blitz; after getting a call from his editor,
Two of the people swept up in the dragnet were the CBC's translator, Shakoor, and his brother who was working as a driver for Ms. Fung.
By implementing widespread, pervasive encryption we (the people) can make it not COST EFFECTIVE for the NSA to implement wide "dragnet" style surveillance.