Definition of longliner in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlɒŋlʌɪnə/


chiefly North American
A person or fishing vessel that uses longlines.
Example sentences
  • A week ago this country was shaken in its foundations when a longliner vessel ran into trouble and sank within sight of land, only a few minutes after the distress call went out.
  • We talk of the value of the fishery, purchasing freezer trawlers, chartering longliners, and landing fish in various locations.
  • The convention's scientific committee says since 1996 pirate longliners have killed up to 144,000 albatrosses and 400,000 petrels in Antarctic waters alone.

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