Definition of longline in English:

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longline

Pronunciation: /ˈlôNGˌlīn/

noun

A type of deep-sea fishing gear consisting of a long main line anchored to the bottom to which shorter lines with baited hooks are fastened at intervals: [as modifier]: a longline fishing boat
More example sentences
  • Albatrosses fall prey to longlines, baited hooks stretched for miles across the oceans by commercial fishing fleets.
  • ‘It is hard to imagine, I know, but more than 300,000 seabirds are dragged to their death every year after swallowing baited hooks on longlines, many of which can go up to 80 miles behind a boat,’ said the Prince.
  • Pairs of streamers are suspended above the longline, creating an ‘alley’ that albatrosses are reluctant to enter.

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Syllabification: long·line

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