Definition of Agassiz trawl in English:

Agassiz trawl


  • 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/