Definition of longline in English:
A deep-sea fishing line from which are suspended many short lines with baited hooks: [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.
Definition of longline in:
- US English dictionary
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