from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A long, bag-shaped fishing net held open by hoops.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A type of fish-trap consisting of tubular nets that are supported by hoops.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A long bag net distended by hoops, into which fish can pass easily, without being able to return; -- called also fyke net.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See fike.
  • n. A kind of fish-trap, consisting of a bag-net distended by hoops; a bow-net.


Dutch fuik, from Middle Dutch fūke.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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