trotline
noun Etymology: probably from 2trot Date: 1826 setline; especially a comparatively short setline used near shore or along streams

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • trotline — [trät′līn΄] n. [ TROT + LINE1] a strong fishing line suspended over the water, with short, baited lines hung from it at intervals …   English World dictionary

  • Trotline — A Trotline is a length of cord or lightweight rope used in conjunction with several hooks or baited lines hanging at given intervals along the cord for the purpose of catching crabs or fish (particularly catfish). With a trotline one can… …   Wikipedia

  • trotline — /trot luyn /, n. a strong fishing line strung across a stream, or deep into a river, having individual hooks attached by smaller lines at intervals. [1825 35; perh. TROT1 + LINE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • trotline — noun a long fishing line with many shorter lines and hooks attached to it (usually suspended between buoys.) …   Wiktionary

  • trotline — n. long fishing line …   English contemporary dictionary

  • trotline — trot•line [[t]ˈtrɒtˌlaɪn[/t]] n. spo a strong fishing line strung across a stream, or deep into a river, having individual hooks attached by smaller lines at intervals • Etymology: 1825–35; perh. trot I+line I …   From formal English to slang

  • trotline — noun a long fishing line with many shorter lines and hooks attached to it (usually suspended between buoys) • Syn: ↑trawl, ↑trawl line, ↑spiller, ↑setline • Derivationally related forms: ↑trawl (for: ↑trawl) …   Useful english dictionary

  • trot — trot1 /trot/, v., trotted, trotting, n. v.i. 1. (of a horse) to go at a gait between a walk and a run, in which the legs move in diagonal pairs, but not quite simultaneously, so that when the movement is slow one foot at least is always on the… …   Universalium

  • trot — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from troter to trot, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German trottōn to tread, Old English tredan Date: 14th century 1. a. (1) a moderately fast gait of a quadruped (as a horse) in which… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Dropline — For other uses, see Dropline (disambiguation). A dropline is a commercial fishing device, consisting of a long fishing line set vertically down into the water, with a series of fishing hooks attached to snoods. Droplines may be set either down… …   Wikipedia

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