trot line

trotline

[trot-lahyn]
noun
a strong fishing line strung across a stream, or deep into a river, having individual hooks attached by smaller lines at intervals.

Origin:
1825–35; perhaps trot1 + line1

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trotline (ˈtrɒtˌlaɪn)
 
n
angling Compare trawl See also setline a long line suspended across a stream, river, etc, to which shorter hooked and baited lines are attached

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