Definition of Trotline

1. Noun. A long fishing line with many shorter lines and hooks attached to it (usually suspended between buoys).

Exact synonyms: Setline, Spiller, Trawl, Trawl Line
Generic synonyms: Fishing Line
Derivative terms: Trawl



Definition of Trotline

1. Noun. a long fishing line with many shorter lines and hooks attached to it (usually suspended between buoys.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Trotline

1. a strong fishing line [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trotline

troshing
trossers
trot
trot off
trot out
troth
trothed
trothful
trothing
trothless
trothplight
trothplighted
trothplighting
trothplights
troths
trotline (current term)
trotlines
trots
trotted
trotter
trotters
trotting
trotting horse
trottings
trottoir
trottoirs
trottole
trotyl
trotyls
trou

Literary usage of Trotline

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1. General Laws of the State of Kansas by Kansas (1861)
"A throw line is hereby declared to be a trotline within the meaning of law: And provided further, It shall be unlawful for any person to set or have set any ..."

2. The Giant Hand: Our Mobilization and Control of Industry and Natural by Benedict Crowell, Robert Forrest Wilson (1921)
"The Northern Barrage, on its huger scale, was like the trotline which a barefooted fisherman sets at night in the Mississippi River for catfish. ..."

3. Report of the Commission of Fisheries of Virginia by Virginia Commission of Fisheries (1922)
"Careful observations on numerous crab pot and trotline catches, in which counts were made of the sex, size and condition of thousands of crabs, ..."

4. The Essentials of English Composition by James Weber Linn (1916)
"... "Three Years on the Scrub Team" may fall right into your experience. " Three Good Friends of Mine," "trotline Fishing in the Mississippi," "A Vacation ..."

5. History of the City of Columbus, Capital of Ohio by Alfred Emory Lee, W.W. Munsell & Co (1892)
"Father went down to the river to examine a trotline; my mother stood in the door, holding a candle for him. I shall never forget her appearance; ..."

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