Vocabulary: seine

Title: Keeper
Author: Kathi Appelt
Sentence: As he pulled the seine closer to his feet, he could see the crab's pinchers snapping at the tough ropes.
Page: 236

Word: 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.
   Source: Merriam-Webster Online

Surprised to see such an unusual word in a book for 8-12 year-olds but the context had said he threw out ‘the net’ in earlier paragraphs. But now I know that a seine is not just a river in France.

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