sein·​er | \ ˈsā-nər How to pronounce seiner (audio) \

Definition of seiner

1 : one who fishes with a seine
2 : a boat used for seining

Examples of seiner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Western Flyer, a 77-foot purse seiner built of old-growth Douglas fir in 1937, has outlasted nearly all its contemporaries, despite its sinkings. Smithsonian, "John Steinbeck’s Epic Ocean Voyage Rewrote the Rules of Ecology," 22 Aug. 2019 By Six Seiners Sharon said she was nearly run down by six seiners while coming down the coast from Point Arguello. San Diego Union-Tribune, "From the Archives: In 1969 San Diego greeted woman who sailed Pacific Ocean alone," 25 July 2019 Take a scenic drive along Harbor Drive, where tuna seiners once tied up with their catch. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Downtown: Hotbed of past glories and future tech," 30 June 2019 Anyone who has ever worked aboard a seiner has horror stories of close calls, or worse. Laine Welch, Anchorage Daily News, "Why aren’t more fishermen using this life-saving device?," 25 Feb. 2018 In Puget Sound, gillnetter Pete Knutson competes against 70-foot purse seiners that are usually corporate-owned. Richard Adams Carey, WSJ, "‘Fishing Lessons’ Review: Sea-to-Table Stewardship," 25 Apr. 2018 But fishermen have been slow to adopt the devices aboard their seiners. Laine Welch, Anchorage Daily News, "Why aren’t more fishermen using this life-saving device?," 25 Feb. 2018 Commercial trawlers, seiners and gillnetters sometimes catch them off the southern coasts of California, north to the Bering Sea and in waters off Japan. Author: Kyle Clayton, Anchorage Daily News, "Rare, ‘weird-looking’ 70-pound frozen fish washes ashore in Haines," 18 Feb. 2018 That averaged out to $74,000 for drift gillnetters, $54,000 for setnetters and $313,500 for seiners. Laine Welch, Alaska Dispatch News, "‘Cautious optimism’ surrounds value of Alaska salmon fishing permits," 29 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of seiner

1602, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Seiner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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