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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web True to the brand’s contemporary approach to silhouettes, the trousers were wide-leg flares that dusted the floor, while the jacket was a longline cut. Alice Cary, Vogue, 3 Nov. 2022 Over the past two decades, people in the Galápagos have debated longline as the biggest threat to biodiversity. Danielle Bernabe, Fortune, 1 Nov. 2022 Meanwhile, Rick Owens’ Drkshdw label has been releasing longline skirts in an array of fabrics and materials for seasons now. Shelby Ying Hyde, refinery29.com, 18 Oct. 2022 From classic longline unitards to fitted rompers, shop our edit of the best 16 workout bodysuit options below. Justine Carreon, Glamour, 24 June 2022 The fish are sometimes targeted by commercial longline fishermen for their fins, says the commission. Zoe Sottile, CNN, 16 Apr. 2022 The jacket is a deep pink longline blazer, and the shorts have a high waist and fall a few inches above the knee. Carrie Wittmer, Glamour, 6 Apr. 2022 The longline bra is the best-selling women's sports bra on Amazon as of this writing and has more than a thousand five-star reviews. Carly Kulzer, PEOPLE.com, 31 Mar. 2022 From elegant longline coats to transitional trenches, these coats will warm up your imagination for the cold months ahead. Rachel Besser, Vogue, 1 Feb. 2022 See More

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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 29 Nov. 2022.

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