purse seine definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
a very large net, as for catching tuna, that can be closed like a drawstring purse once it has been set
purse seine definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A fishing seine that is drawn into the shape of a bag to enclose the catch.
- purse seiner noun
- purse seining noun