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 for Drift net
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Drift \Drift\, a.
     That causes drifting or that is drifted; movable by wind or
     currents; as, drift currents; drift ice; drift mud. --Kane.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Drift anchor. See Sea anchor, and also Drag sail, under
        Drag, n.
  
     Drift epoch (Geol.), the glacial epoch.
  
     Drift net, a kind of fishing net.
  
     Drift sail. Same as Drag sail. See under Drag, n.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  drift net
      n 1: a large fishnet supported by floats; it drifts with the
           current

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