Definition of ring net in US English:

ring net

noun

  • 1Poetic. A coat of mail.

  • 2A type of salmon net that is attached to the shore or bank. Now chiefly historical.

  • 3A form of long seine net which is supported at the ends by separate boats, one of which moves in a circular path towards the other in order to trap the fish within the net, especially as formerly used in the Scottish fishing grounds to catch herring.

  • 4Lacemaking. A net ground with circular meshes or figures.

Origin

Old English; earliest use found in Beowulf. From ring + net.

Pronunciation

ring net

/ˈrɪŋ nɛt/