trapline

noun
trap·​line | \ ˈtrap-ˌlīn How to pronounce trapline (audio) \

Definition of trapline

: a line or series of traps also : the route along which such a line of traps is set

Examples of trapline in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Brothers Jon and Lee are on the hunt for a herd of muskox; Kim and Pierre venture deep into the bush to expand their Yukon trapline; Becky travels into the wilderness. Olivia Mccormack, Washington Post, 28 June 2022 That was the original thought of these rendezvous was to get the people out of the cabins and get them off the trapline and come to town and see people again. Anchorage Daily News, 28 Feb. 2022 My trapline machines went from Elans, to long-track Yamaha Bravos, to single-cylinder Ski-Doo Tundras. John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, 30 Jan. 2022 Having a trapline to focus on helps fight off any bit of seasonal depression that might set in when hunting seasons close. Outdoor Life, 16 Mar. 2021 The trapper is probably a single man, because there are not many women who head out on the trapline. John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, 16 Nov. 2019 Her dad ran a trapline with a cabin 70 miles away and her mother, who worked as a health aide and served on tribal council, would mush to it, Potts told the AFN crowd. Lisa Demer, Alaska Dispatch News, 20 Oct. 2017 In one of Minnesota’s most extensive trapping cases, two men are accused of running traplines that included more than 600 illegally set snares for wildlife across four Northeastern Minnesota counties. Sam Cook, Twin Cities, 14 Mar. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of trapline

1920, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

17 Jul 2022

Cite this Entry

“Trapline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trapline. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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