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Definition of "seine" [seine]

  • A large fishing net made to hang vertically in the water by weights at the lower edge and floats at the top. (noun)
  • To fish with such a net. (verb-intransitive)
  • To fish for or catch with such a net. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "seine" in a sentence
  • "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."