trawl line

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n trawl line a long fishing line with many shorter lines and hooks attached to it (usually suspended between buoys)
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Usage

In literature:

I change off to nettin' long towards spring, and I piece up my trawls and lines and get my fishin' stuff to rights.
"The Country of the Pointed Firs" by Sarah Orne Jewett
Sailing vessels under way shall keep out of the way of sailing vessels or boats fishing with nets or lines or trawls.
"Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by Grover Cleveland
Depths are from 45 to 60 fathoms, and fishing is done by trawls and hand lines.
"Fishing Grounds of the Gulf of Maine" by Walter H. Rich
Old Daygo went forward now, shaking his head at the boys' progress of hauling in the trawl-net line themselves.
"Cormorant Crag" by George Manville Fenn
They had set almost three and a half miles of trawl, bearing more than thirty-one hundred short, baited lines.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
The sea bottom was dragged by efficient trawl-nets, and fished with gang-lines of baited hooks, as it still is today.
"The Bounty of the Chesapeake" by James Wharton
They immediately began to plant the trawl-lines in the tubs aboard the dory.
"The Harbor of Doubt" by Frank Williams
Fish nets and traps: seine; gill-net; pound-net; trawl, French or English; fish-wheel; fish-weir; spear; dip-net; set-line; spoon; fly.
"A Guide for the Study of Animals" by Worrallo Whitney
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In news:

A crew from the Montauk Coast Guard station saved a large leatherback sea turtle that had become entangled in line from a lobster pot trawl off Montauk on July 11.
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