(in lumbering) a line for freeing a dog hook from a log at a distance.
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Origin of trip line
First recorded in 1900–05
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Examples from the Web for trip line
A trip-line is made fast to an anchor with a clove hitch round the crown, and either buoyed or led on board.On Yachts and Yacht Handling|Thomas Fleming Day