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trip line

  1. (in lumbering) a line for freeing a dog hook from a log at a distance.
  2. haulback.
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Origin of trip line

First recorded in 1900–05
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Historical Examples

  • 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