Definition of ring net in English:

ring net

Pronunciation /ˈrɪŋ nɛt/


  • 1 poetic A coat of mail.

    In modern use only in translations of or with reference to Beowulf.

  • 2Fishing
    A type of salmon net that is attached to the shore or bank. Now chiefly historical.

  • 3A form of long seine net which is supported at the ends by separate boats, one of which moves in a circular path towards the other in order to trap the fish within the net, especially as formerly used in the Scottish fishing grounds to catch herring.

  • 4Textiles
    A net ground with circular meshes or figures.


Old English; earliest use found in Beowulf. From ring + net.