long·​line ˈlȯŋ-ˌlīn How to pronounce longline (audio)
: a heavy fishing line that may be many miles long and that has baited hooks in series

Examples of longline in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Along their journey, salmon sharks are accidentally caught in fishing nets and longlines. Heather Welch, The Conversation, 6 Mar. 2024 Every year, thousands of marine seabirds are caught in fishing gear from all the seas and oceans of the planet, from longlines to nets. Cecilia Rodriguez, Forbes, 27 Feb. 2024 These crafty creatures have figured out how to exploit human fishing activities, such as by snacking on fish caught on longlines. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 27 Sep. 2023 Chaos ensues…or so says the official longline. Brent Lang, Variety, 1 Sep. 2021 This longline denim jacket with a shirt dress and knee-high boots is a photo shoot just waiting to happen. Hannah Oh, Seventeen, 30 Jan. 2023 Basically, the classic longline sports bra typically provides medium compression but fits like a crop top, explains Molly Huddle, a Rio 2016 Olympian, American record holder, and marathoner, in our guide to The 10 Best Sports Bras for Running. Lauren Levy, Health, 24 Jan. 2023 This longline bra is a great option for low-impact workouts or trips to the gym. Aemilia Madden, Harper's BAZAAR, 15 Dec. 2022 Each half-head is added to a hook as the longline is payed out into the water. Christie Wilcox, Discover Magazine, 9 Aug. 2013

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Word History

First Known Use

1688, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of longline was in 1688

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“Longline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/longline. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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