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

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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, "AFN notebook: Native VPSO sergeant talks of life and values; Zinke promises Trump will work with Alaska Native tribes," 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, "Wolf snared, tipping MN DNR to 600 illegal traps, charges say," 14 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of trapline

1920, in the meaning defined above

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