1 a system of coordinated measures for apprehending (criminals or other individuals); "caught in the police dragnet"
Etymologydrag + net
- A net dragged across the bottom of a body of water.
- Heightened efforts by law-enforcement personnel to capture suspects.
Dragnet may refer to:
- A type of fishing net also known as a seine
- Dragnet (policing), any system of coordinated measures for apprehending criminals or suspects
- Dragnet (album), a 1979 album by The Fall
- Dragnet (1947 film), a 1947 crime/drama/mystery film starring Henry Wilcoxon and Mary Brian
- Dragnet (series), a radio, TV and movie series, and
- Dragnet (ISP), Australian ISP / telco
- "Dragnet", a poem by Patti Smith from her 1973 book Witt
dragnet in German: Dragnet
dragnet in Dutch: Dragnet
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