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

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 Ernst Nolte, Der Fascismus in seiner Epoch (Munich: Piper, 1963), translated as Three Faces of Fascism (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1966), p. 4. 2. Robert O. Paxton, Slate Magazine, "The Future of Fascism," 6 Apr. 2017 Think trawlers, gillnetters, purse seiners, longliners and pots. Port Of Seattle, The Seattle Times, "Meet the captains of Fishermen’s Terminal," 6 June 2017 David Hasselhoff die Mauer mit seiner mächtigen Stimme vernichtet hat! Graeme Mcmillan, WIRED, "Cape Watch: Marvel Is Officially the Show That Never Ends," 28 Jan. 2016

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'seiner.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of seiner

1602, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about seiner

Dictionary Entries near seiner








Statistics for seiner

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for seiner

The first known use of seiner was in 1602

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on seiner

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with seiner Encyclopedia article about seiner

Comments on seiner

What made you want to look up seiner? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


showing courage and determination

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a closeup of a sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!