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A dragnet that is towed behind a boat to collect specimens.
- ‘Using thermometers, pH kits, meter sticks and plankton tow nets, the group collects data from their site.’
- ‘While towing the net about three miles offshore near Driftwood Bay, the tow net revealed light contamination and trace amounts of a substance appearing as oil.’
- ‘Marked fish were recaptured by beach seine and tow net along the beaches of southern Hood Canal.’
- ‘Net avoidance is a fancy way to say that krill are fast enough and wily enough to avoid the tow nets.’
- ‘Two types of net were used; an egg and larval net and a tow net designed to be mounted on an egg and larval net frame.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.