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light line

noun, Nautical
the line or level to which a ship or boat sinks when fully supplied with fuel and ballast but without cargo.
Also called light load line.
Origin of light line
1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for light line
  • There is a light line from the eye to the nostril bordered below with a darker band.
  • Anglers may want to use light line and keep as much distance between their boat and the structure they are fishing as possible.
  • Unless you're targeting monster catfish or muskies, light line is your best bet.
  • Sometimes there is a light line down the middle of the back which usually becomes diffuse toward the back.
  • Sheep frogs also have a light line down the center of the belly.
  • It will be easier to position the gauge if a light line is scribed in the ground around the outside edge of the drill rod guide.
  • Limber rods allow the use of light line, which usually results in better fishing and absorbs more of the shock when fighting fish.
  • Brown or red warts present on back, which also features a light line running down the middle.
  • Make sure you use light line as the fish tend to be line shy.
  • light line and tackle will typically produce more fish than heavier equipment.

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