long·​line | \ ˈlȯŋ-ˌlīn How to pronounce longline (audio) , -ˈlīn \

Definition of longline

: a heavy fishing line that may be many miles long and that has baited hooks in series

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Recent Examples on the Web Fortunately, in some countries where commercial longline fishing has been banned (such as the Bahamas), shark populations remain strong, and help contribute millions of dollars to the local economy through ecotourism. Melissa Cristina Márquez, Forbes, 4 June 2021 Minimalist in silhouette, these longline looks can be paired with any of your favorite spring accessories, from lace-up sandals to ballet flats, sculptural statement jewelry to your top handle day bags. Madeline Fass, Vogue, 21 Apr. 2021 All of the 19 had been caught unintentionally in commercial pelagic longline fishing gear, according to Sulikowski. Julia Musto, Fox News, 30 Apr. 2021 The longline look is refined and handsome, perfect for a more formal occasion. Kiana Murden, CNN Underscored, 5 Apr. 2021 Lightweight collapsible pots prevent whales from pirating pricey black cod from longline hooks and give a break to small boats. Anchorage Daily News, 22 Oct. 2020 There’s a new style on the scene, too: the longline Cleo top — reminiscent of the brand’s best-selling and impossible-to-keep-in stock Paloma model. Emily Ruane, refinery29.com, 28 July 2020 This super-feminine lingerie brand designs lightweight, supportive pieces (think soft underwires, longline bralettes, and more) that are perfect for your everyday repertoire. Talia Abbas, Glamour, 25 Mar. 2021 Here, shop 15 longline, high-waisted, wide-legged, and pleated pairs of trouser jeans to add to your denim collection now. Madeline Fass, Vogue, 23 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of longline

1688, in the meaning defined above

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“Longline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/longline. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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