The Collaborative International Dictionary
Fishing \Fish"ing\, a. [From Fishing, n.] Pertaining to fishing; used in fishery; engaged in fishing; as, fishing boat; fishing tackle; fishing village.
Fishing fly, an artificial fly for fishing.
Fishing line, a line used in catching fish.
Fishing net, a net of various kinds for catching fish; including the bag net, casting net, drag net, landing net, seine, shrimping net, trawl, etc.
Fishing rod, a long slender rod, to which is attached the line for angling.
Fishing smack, a sloop or other small vessel used in sea fishing.
Fishing tackle, apparatus used in fishing, as hook, line, rod, etc.
Fishing tube (Micros.), a glass tube for selecting a microscopic object in a fluid.
n. a net that will enclose fish when it is pulled in [syn: fishnet]
A fishing net is a net used for fishing. Nets are devices made from fibers woven in a grid-like structure. Fishing nets are usually meshes formed by knotting a relatively thin thread. Early nets were woven from grasses, flaxes and other fibrous plant material. Later cotton was used. Modern nets are usually made of artificial polyamides like nylon, although nets of organic polyamides such as wool or silk thread were common until recently and are still used. __TOC__