trip line

(in lumbering) a line for freeing a dog hook from a log at a distance.

1900–05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Example sentences
Two techniques, trip line and tracking, are used to record traffic data.
Trip line techniques monitor specific zones on the roadway to detect the presence of a vehicle.
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