Definitions for dragnetˈdrægˌnɛt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a net to be drawn along the bottom of a stream to catch fish, or along the ground for small game.

  2. an interlinked system for finding or catching someone.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dragnet(noun)

    a system of coordinated measures for apprehending (criminals or other individuals)

    "caught in the police dragnet"

  2. trawl, dragnet, trawl net(noun)

    a conical fishnet dragged through the water at great depths


  1. dragnet(Noun)

    A net dragged across the bottom of a body of water.

  2. dragnet(Noun)

    Heightened efforts by law-enforcement personnel to capture suspects.

  3. Origin: drag + net

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dragnet(noun)

    a net to be drawn along the bottom of a body of water, as in fishing


  1. Dragnet

    Dragnet is a radio, television and motion picture series of crime drama about the cases of a dedicated Los Angeles police detective, Sergeant Joe Friday, and his partners. The show takes its name from the police term "dragnet", meaning a system of coordinated measures for apprehending criminals or suspects.

Anagrams of dragnet

  1. granted


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