purse seiner
noun see purse seine

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • purse-seiner — purseˈ seiner noun A fishing vessel equipped with such nets • • • Main Entry: ↑purse …   Useful english dictionary

  • purse seiner — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌsānə(r) noun Etymology: purse seine + er 1. also purse boat : a usually power driven fishing boat equipped or used for fishing with a purse seine 2. : a fisherman who uses a purse seine : a member of the crew of a purse seiner * * * purse… …   Useful english dictionary

  • purse seiner — /pɜs ˈseɪnə/ (say pers saynuh) noun 1. a person who uses a purse seine to catch fish. 2. a fishing boat designed for purse seining …   Australian English dictionary

  • herring purse seiner — a vessel 52 65 feet in length with a crew of five or six and the wheelhouse and accommodations located forward. Used for catching herring only …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • purse-seine — purse seiner. /perrs sayn /, v.i., purse seined, purse seining. to fish using a purse seine. * * * …   Universalium

  • purse-seine — purse seiner. /perrs sayn /, v.i., purse seined, purse seining. to fish using a purse seine …   Useful english dictionary

  • purse seine — noun 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 • Hypernyms: ↑seine * * * noun also purse net Etymology: purse seine from purse (I) + seine; …   Useful english dictionary

  • purse seine — noun Date: 1862 a large seine designed to be set by two boats around a school of fish and so arranged that after the ends have been brought together the bottom can be closed • purse seiner noun • purse seining noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • purse seine — [seɪn] noun a seine net which may be drawn into the shape of a bag, used for catching shoal fish. Derivatives purse seiner noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • purse boat — noun see purse seiner 1 …   Useful english dictionary

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