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English noun: dragnet

1. dragnet (group) a system of coordinated measures for apprehending (criminals or other individuals)


SamplesCaught in the police dragnet.


Broader (hypernym)scheme, system

2. dragnet (artifact) a conical fishnet dragged through the water at great depths


Synonymstrawl, trawl net


Broader (hypernym)fishing net, fishnet









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