Definition of handline

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a line managed chiefly by direct contact with the hands: such as
a : any of several comparatively simple arrangements of hooks and line designed for use in the hands of or under the immediate and continuous supervision of a fisherman opposed to setline
b : the line on a hand lead
c : a line used without rod or reel for fishing
2 : a fire hose of small diameter

Definition of handline (Entry 2 of 2)

: to fish with a handline

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Intransitive verb

handliner \ ˈ⸗ˌ⸗ə(r) \ noun

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“Handline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/handline. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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