trip line

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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. triolet,
  2. triose,
  3. triosephosphate isomerase,
  4. trioxide,
  5. trip,
  6. trip out,
  7. trip switch,
  8. trip the light fantastic,
  9. trip up,
  10. trip-hop

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