A net that catches fish with gill covers in the mesh of the net. This illustration shows a gill-net anchored for cod and labels the parts: 1) Nets, 2) Buoys, 3) Anchor lines, 4) Anchors.
John H. Finley ed. Nelson's Perpetual Loose-Leaf Encyclopaedia (vol. 5) (New York, NY: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1917)