Fishing line
Fishing Fish"ing, a. [From {Fishing}, n.] Pertaining to fishing; used in fishery; engaged in fishing; as, fishing boat; fishing tackle; fishing village. [1913 Webster]

{Fishing fly}, an artificial fly for fishing.

{Fishing line}, a line used in catching fish.

{Fishing net}, a net of various kinds for catching fish; including the bag net, casting net, drag net, landing net, seine, shrimping net, trawl, etc.

{Fishing rod}, a long slender rod, to which is attached the line for angling.

{Fishing smack}, a sloop or other small vessel used in sea fishing.

{Fishing tackle}, apparatus used in fishing, as hook, line, rod, etc.

{Fishing tube} (Micros.), a glass tube for selecting a microscopic object in a fluid. [1913 Webster]


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  • fishing line — n [U] very long string made of strong material and used to catch fish …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • Fishing line — A fishing line is a cord used or made for fishing. Important parameters of a fishing line are its length, material, and weight (thicker, sturdier lines are more visible to fish). Factors that may determine what line an angler chooses for a given… …   Wikipedia

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  • fishing line — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms fishing line : singular fishing line plural fishing lines strong string used with a fishing rod for catching fish …   English dictionary

  • Fishing line — Fish Fish, n.; pl. {Fishes} (f[i^]sh [e^]z), or collectively, {Fish}. [OE. fisch, fisc, fis, AS. fisc; akin to D. visch, OS. & OHG. fisk, G. fisch, Icel. fiskr, Sw. & Dan. fisk, Goth. fisks, L. piscis, Ir. iasg. Cf. {Piscatorial}. In some cases,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fishing line — n. line of elastic cord made of nylon with a hook on the end of it to which bait is attached for fishing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fishing line — a line with hooks used to catch fish. The line is usually a monofilament made from nylon, perlon or teflon but can be a braid …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • fishing line — /ˈfɪʃɪŋ laɪn/ (say fishing luyn) noun → line1 (def. 39) …   Australian English dictionary

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