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A type of beam trawl consisting of a net attached to a rigid frame with a hoop on either side, used to collect organisms dwelling on the sea floor.
Late 19th century. From the name of Alexander E. Agassiz, U.S. naturalist, who designed the trawl + trawl.
Agassiz trawl/ˈaɡasɪz ˌtrɔːl/
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