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Dragnet definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DRAGNET, n. A net to be drawn on the bottom of a river or pond for taking fish.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a system of coordinated measures for apprehending (criminals or other individuals); "caught in the police dragnet"
2: a conical fishnet dragged through the water at great depths [syn: trawl, dragnet, trawl net]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: circa 1541 1. a. a net drawn along the bottom of a body of water b. a net used on the ground (as to capture small game) 2. a network of measures for apprehension (as of criminals)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Dragnet Drag"net`, n. [Cf. AS. dr[ae]gnet.] A net to be drawn along the bottom of a body of water, as in fishing.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

A dragnet is a method used by police to catch suspected criminals. A large number of police officers search a specific area, in the hope that they will eventually find the person they are looking for. ...a massive police dragnet for two suspected terrorists. N-SING: oft n N

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