Definition of seine noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//seɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//seɪn//
(also seine net)
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a type of fishing net which hangs down in the water and is pulled together at the ends to catch fish Word OriginOld English segne, of West Germanic origin, via Latin from Greek sagēnē; reinforced in Middle English by Old French saine.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: seine