from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A large fishing net made to hang vertically in the water by weights at the lower edge and floats at the top.
- intransitive verb To fish with such a net.
- intransitive verb To fish for or catch with such a net.
from The Century Dictionary.
- A Middle English form of
sainand of sign.
- To catch with a seine: as, fish may be seined.
- noun A kind of net used in taking fish; one of the class of encircling nets, consisting of a webbing of network provided with corks or floats at the upper edge, and with leads of greater or less weight at the lower, and used to inclose a certain area of water, and by bringing the ends together, either in a boat or on the shore, to secure the fish that may be inclosed.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Fishing.) A large net, one edge of which is provided with sinkers, and the other with floats. It hangs vertically in the water, and when its ends are brought together or drawn ashore incloses the fish.
- noun a boat specially constructed to carry and pay out a seine.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A long
nethaving floatsattached at the top and sinkers(weights) at the bottom, used in shallow water for catching fish.
- verb To use a seine, to fish with a seine.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a large fishnet that hangs vertically, with floats at the top and weights at the bottom
- noun a French river that flows through the heart of Paris and then northward into the English Channel
- verb fish with a seine; catch fish with a seine
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
Then the rowers in the lurkers, as we call our seine-boats, surround the shoal with a tuck - net, or drag the seine into Mullion Cove, all alive with a mass of shimmering silver.
The grown folks had come up now, and all agreed the seine was a very pretty one.
To shoot the gear and purse the seine is a matter of minutes.
The seine is the form of apparatus that takes the largest amount of fish and yields the greatest money returns.
Uncle Abram's boat was allowed to drift with the current as its three occupants watched the proceedings, Will with the more interest that his uncle had a share in the seine, that is to say, he found so many score yards of which its length was composed, and consequently would take his proportion of the profits if the mackerel were caught.
When we shewed the natives our seine, which is such as the king's ships are generally furnished with, they laughed at it, and in triumph produced their own, which was indeed of an enormous size, and made of a kind of grass, which is very strong:
Kilometer nördlich der Hauptstadt stattfindet, wurde nach nur wenigen Minuten vertagt und findet am kommenden Freitag seine Fortsetzung.
The World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement that more than 4,735 deaths attributable to H1N1, known as seine flu, had been reported and conti ...
Der türkische Regierungschef Recep Tayyip Erdogan hatte am Freitag seine Ablehnung Rasmussens bekräftigt.
Then, as the fish begin to pause in their progress, and gradually crowd closer and closer together, he gives the signal; the boats come up, and the "seine" net is cast, or, in the technical phrase "shot," overboard.