trip line


(in lumbering) a line for freeing a dog hook from a log at a distance.

Origin of trip line

First recorded in 1900–05 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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