longline
noun Date: 1876 a heavy fishing line that may be many miles long and that has baited hooks in series

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • longline — s.n. (Sport) Minge la tenis plasată în lungul liniei. [pron. longlain. / < engl. long line]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 19.05.2005. Sursa: DN  LONGLINE LÓNGLAIN/ s. n. (tenis) lovitură în care mingea se expediază cât mai aproape de linia… …   Dicționar Român

  • longline — 1) a fishing line with baited hooks set at intervals on branch lines; it may be 150 km long and have several thousand hooks and can be on the sea bed or above it supported by floats. It may be anchored or drift free and is marked by floats.… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • longline — lọng|line 〈[ laın] Adv.; Sp.; Tennis〉 entlang der seitl. Linie ● einen Ball longline spielen [engl.] * * * long|line [ lɔŋla̮in ] <Adv.> [aus engl. long = lang u. line = Linie, eigtl. = lange Linie] (Tennis): an der seitlichen Linie… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • longline — lọng|line 〈[ laın] Adv.; Sport; Tennis〉 entlang der seitlichen Linie geschlagen; einen Ball longline spielen [Etym.: engl.] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • longline — To take a very long and grueling trip. The meaning is derived from the name for the long distance phone companies lines (long lines, which are either copper or fiberoptic) that stretch quite lenghty distances, usually continuously from coast to… …   Dictionary of american slang

  • longline — To take a very long and grueling trip. The meaning is derived from the name for the long distance phone companies lines (long lines, which are either copper or fiberoptic) that stretch quite lenghty distances, usually continuously from coast to… …   Dictionary of american slang

  • longline — /ˈlɒŋlaɪn/ (say longluyn) noun 1. a style of fishing line consisting of many short lines, each baited with a hook, suspended vertically from a main line that is dragged horizontally through the water. –adjective 2. of or relating to such a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • longline — lọng|line [...lai̮n ] <englisch> (Tennis an der Seitenlinie entlang); den Ball longline spielen …   Die deutsche Rechtschreibung

  • longline — A fishing gear in which short lines carrying hooks are attached to a longer main line at regular intervals. Pelagic longlines are suspended horizontally at a predetermined depth with the help of surface floats. The main lines can be as long as… …   Fisheries — dictionary

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