Definition of purse net in English:

purse net


  • A bag-shaped net with a mouth that can be drawn together with cords, for catching fish or rabbits.

    • ‘William would occasionally go out in the late evening, set his purse nets over the rabbit holes and then return the next evening to pick up his spoils.’
    • ‘The rabbit, with the ferret behind it, bolts out of the nearest exit hole and is caught in the purse net.’