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purse seine

n.
A fishing seine that is drawn into the shape of a bag to enclose the catch.

purse seiner n.
purse seining n.
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purse seine

n
(Fishing) a large net towed, usually by two boats, that encloses a school of fish and is then closed at the bottom by means of a line resembling the string formerly used to draw shut the neck of a money pouch or purse
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purse′ seine`


n.
1. a large seine, for use generally by two boats, that is drawn around a school of fish and then closed at the bottom.
2. the use of a seine to capture large schools of fish, esp. tuna.
purse′-seine`, v.i. -seined, -sein•ing.
purse′-sein`er, n.
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Noun1.purse seine - a seine designed to be set by two boats around a school of fish and then closed at the bottom by means of a linepurse seine - a seine designed to be set by two boats around a school of fish and then closed at the bottom by means of a line
seine - a large fishnet that hangs vertically, with floats at the top and weights at the bottom
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