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or fishing line

  1. a line attached to a fishhook used in fishing.
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Origin of fishline

An Americanism dating back to 1630–40; fish + line1
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Examples from the Web for fishline

Historical Examples of fishline

  • He found a fishline in the boat, with a stout hook at the end of it.

    Little Wizard Stories of Oz

    L. Frank Baum

  • 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