Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
a very large net, as for catching tuna, that can be closed like a drawstring purse once it has been set
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A fishing seine that is drawn into the shape of a bag to enclose the catch.
- purse seiner noun
- purse seining noun