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trotline

[trot-lahyn] /ˈtrɒtˌlaɪn/
noun
1.
a strong fishing line strung across a stream, or deep into a river, having individual hooks attached by smaller lines at intervals.
Origin of trotline
1825-1835
1825-35; perhaps trot1 + line1
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  • No nibbles on the trotline last night, but a huge fish heaved his side out of the water just now.

    The houseboat book William F. Waugh
British Dictionary definitions for trotline

trotline

/ˈtrɒtˌlaɪn/
noun
1.
(angling) a long line suspended across a stream, river, etc, to which shorter hooked and baited lines are attached Compare trawl (sense 2) See also setline
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