Purse-seine definition

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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A fishing seine that is drawn into the shape of a bag to enclose the catch.
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(fishing gear): a fishing seine having a purse cable which acts as a draw string for the bottom of the net allowing entire schools of fish to be enclosed and brought up. See "Purse Seine"
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Noun

Singular:
purse-seine
Plural:
purse-seines