- a fishing net that hangs vertically in the water, having floats at the upper edge and sinkers at the lower.
- to fish for or catch with a seine.
- to use a seine in (water).
- to fish with a seine.
Origin of seine
Related Words for seinedtroll, dragnet, drag, net, line, seine, trawl, angle, chum, extricate, bob, cast, produce, bait, extract, find
Examples from the Web for seined
Historical Examples of seined
We boys had seined with uncle John's wagon cover in Elkrun in Ohio, and we understood the business.A Trip to California in 1853
When we seined, other slave owners would send some of their slaves to join ours and we then dividing the spoils of the catch.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States
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Pools and riffles along ¼ mile of stream were seined in the early collections.
At station G-2 (August 29) twenty young-of-the-year were seined from the shallow narrow end of a large pool.
Sometimes two little strings with a silver bead at one end were fastened to the mask, and seined as mouthpieces.Sabbath in Puritan New England
Alice Morse Earle
- a large fishing net that hangs vertically in the water by means of floats at the top and weights at the bottom
- to catch (fish) using this net
Word Origin for seine
- a river in N France, rising on the Plateau de Langres and flowing northwest through Paris to the English Channel: the second longest river in France, linked by canal with the Rivers Somme, Scheldt, Meuse, Rhine, Saône, and Loire. Length: 776 km (482 miles)
Old English segne "drag-net," from West Germanic *sagina (cf. Old Saxon and Old High German segina), a borrowing of Latin sagena (source of French seine, 12c., which contributed to the form of the English word), from Greek sagene "a fishing net," also "a hunting net," of unknown origin.