from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A vessel employed in the menhaden or the mackerel purseseine fishery.
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The deck of the Taiwanese purse-seiner bustles with activity.
A young girl is gingerly easing herself down thick ropes from the mothership onto the purse-seiner.
CGA officials said the Kaohsiung-registered Fu Chi Hsiang 767 fishing boat, a 993-ton purse-seiner, left Chungho port for the South Pacific Ocean after completing relevant procedures at 9: 30 p.m. Sunday.