Dragnet - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdræɡnet|  American pronunciation of the word dragnet
Brit.  |ˈdraɡnɛt|  British pronunciation of the word dragnet

noun

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

caught in the police dragnet

- a conical fishnet dragged through the water at great depths (syn: trawl)

Examples

Nine suspects were caught in the police dragnet.

Word forms

noun
singular: dragnet
plural: dragnets
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