from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fishing seine that is drawn into the shape of a bag to enclose the catch.
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- n. : 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"
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. 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
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