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or fishing line

[fish-lahyn] /ˈfɪʃˌlaɪn/
a line attached to a fishhook used in fishing.
Origin of fishline
An Americanism dating back to 1630-40; fish + line1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He found a fishline in the boat, with a stout hook at the end of it.

  • As soon as Alex. was on deck he began unwinding the fishline from his arm.

  • "I've got a scheme, Dave," broke in Phil, bringing out an extra piece of fishline from his pocket.

    Dave Porter At Bear Camp Edward Stratemeyer
  • Provision should be made for attaching the fishline to the inside end of the brass spiral.

  • He was apparently very busy doing something with a piece of fishline and a pair of long-legged rubber boots.

    Cap'n Eri Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • But I always regretted that I did not take along a fishline, just to "throw in" the brook we passed.

    Being a Boy Charles Dudley Warner
  • So I stands there lookin' him over while he unwraps about four yards of fishline from around the neck of a leather money pouch.

  • "And what are you doing with that string and weight," as he caught sight of the fishline and sinker.

    The White Crystals Howard R. Garis
  • A pump that won't work is like a fishline without a hook—good for nothin'.

    Flood Tide

    Sara Ware Bassett

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