verb (used without object), purse-seined, purse-seining.
to fish using a purse seine.
a large seine, for use generally by two boats, that is drawn around a school of fish and then closed at the bottom by means of a line passing through rings attached along the lower edge of the net.
a technique of fishing that utilizes a purse seine to capture large schools of fish, especially tuna.
a large net towed, usually by two boats, that encloses a school of fish and is then closed at the bottom by means of a line resembling the string formerly used to draw shut the neck of a money pouch or purse
1870; see purse (n.) + seine.
- Purse-string instrument
purse-string instrument n. An intestinal clamp with jaws at an angle to the handle, used in performing a purse-string suture of the bowel.
plural noun 1. the right or power to manage the disposition of money: in control of the family purse strings. Idioms 2. hold the purse strings, to have the power to determine how money shall be spent. 3. loosen / tighten the purse strings, to increase or decrease expenditures or the availability of money: The […]
- Purse-string suture
[purs-string] /ˈpɜrsˌstrɪŋ/ noun, Surgery. 1. a suture for a circular opening, stitched around the edge, that closes it when pulled. purse-string suture n. A continuous circular suture that is pulled together to invert or close an opening.
[purs] /pɜrs/ noun 1. a woman’s handbag or pocketbook. 2. a small bag, pouch, or case for carrying money. 3. anything resembling a purse in appearance, use, etc. 4. a sum of money offered as a prize or reward. 5. a sum of money collected as a present or the like. 6. money, resources, or […]