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
[gil-net] /ˈgɪlˌnɛt/ verb (used with object), gillnetted, gillnetting. 1. to catch (a fish) with a gill net.
[gil-oh-ver-th uh-ground, -ground] /ˈgɪlˌoʊ vər ðəˌgraʊnd, -ˈgraʊnd/ noun 1. .
[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.
[gil] /gɪl/ noun 1. . /ɡɪl/ noun 1. any of a series of paired linear pouches in chordate embryos, arising as outgrowths of the wall of the pharynx. In fish and some amphibians they become the gill slits