tripping line


noun Nautical.

See under trip1 (def. 26a).

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Origin of tripping line

First recorded in 1835–45

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Example sentences from the Web for tripping line

  • At the first sound of the airship's propellers he jerked a tripping-line smartly.

    Billy Barcroft, R.N.A.S.|Percy F. Westerman