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Pronunciation: /seɪn
 
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noun

(also seine net) A fishing net which hangs vertically in the water with floats at the top and weights at the bottom edge, the ends being drawn together to encircle the fish: [as modifier]: a seine boat
More example sentences
  • The fishermen use a seine net in this fishery to encircle the tuna like a fence.
  • All the instructions were given in Irish in those days and when the spyer saw the fish he'd tell the captain and the seine net would be paid out.
  • The WDCS reports that Atlantic bottlenose dolphins are usually captured using speedboats and a seine net.

verb

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1Fish (an area) with a seine: the fishermen then seine the weir
1.1Catch (fish) with a seine: they seine whitefish and salmon
More example sentences
  • Brother Mickey Moore MFV ‘Sharlisa’ is continuing to seine fish.
  • James continued to seine fish with his new boat.

Origin

Old English segne, of West Germanic origin, via Latin from Greek sagēnē; reinforced in Middle English by Old French saine.

Derivatives

seiner

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noun
Example sentences
  • Today, the salmon fleet totals 3,381 vessels: 491 seiners, 864 trollers and 2,026 gillnetters.
  • We're having a problem with large herring seiners.
  • Cleaning the fish, and the mud-encrusted seiners, required more laughter and beer than skill and water.

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Pronunciation: /seɪn
 
, sɛn/
A river of northern France. Rising north of Dijon, it flows north-westwards for 761 km (473 miles), through the cities of Troyes and Paris to the English Channel near Le Havre.

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