long-lin·​ing ˈlȯŋ-ˌlī-niŋ How to pronounce long-lining (audio)
: fishing with a longline

Word History

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of long-lining was in 1877

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Cite this Entry

“Long-lining.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/long-lining. Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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