[gil] /gɪl/

a curtainlike net, suspended vertically in the water, with meshes of such a size as to catch by the gills a fish that has thrust its head through.
(fishing) a net suspended vertically in the water to trap fish by their gills in its meshes


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    [gil-net-er] /ˈgɪlˌnɛt ər/ noun 1. a person who uses a gill net in fishing. 2. a boat used in fishing with a gill net.

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