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A long, bag-shaped fishing net held open by hoops.
[Dutch fuik, from Middle Dutch fūke.]
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(Fishing) US a fish trap consisting of a net suspended over a series of hoops, laid horizontally in the water
[C19: from Middle Dutch fuycke]
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n. Hudson and Delaware Valleys.
a bag-shaped fish trap.
[1825–35, Amer.; < Dutch fuik, Middle Dutch fuycke; c. Old Frisian fūcke]
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