See under trip1 (def. 26a).
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Origin of tripping line
First recorded in 1835–45
Words nearby tripping line
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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