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seine

noun \ ˈsān \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of seine

: a large net with sinkers on one edge and floats on the other that hangs vertically in the water and is used to enclose and catch fish when its ends are pulled together or are drawn ashore

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Origin and Etymology of seine

Middle English, from Old English segne, from Latin sagena, from Greek sagēnē

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seine

verb

Definition of seine

seined; seining
intransitive verb
: to fish with or catch fish with a seine
transitive verb
: to fish for or in with a seine

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First Known Use of seine

1836

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Seine

geographical name \ ˈsān , ˈsen \

Definition of Seine

river 480 miles (772 kilometers) long in northern France flowing northwest into the Bay of the Seine (inlet of the English Channel)

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