Definitions for dragnetˈdrægˌnɛt
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a system of coordinated measures for apprehending (criminals or other individuals)
"caught in the police dragnet"
trawl, dragnet, trawl net(noun)
a conical fishnet dragged through the water at great depths
A net dragged across the bottom of a body of water.
Heightened efforts by law-enforcement personnel to capture suspects.
Origin: drag + net
a net to be drawn along the bottom of a body of water, as in fishing
Origin: [Cf. AS. drgnet.]
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.
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