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[Perhaps from trot.]


(Angling) angling a long line suspended across a stream, river, etc, to which shorter hooked and baited lines are attached. Compare trawl2 See also setline



a strong fishing line strung across a stream, or deep into a river, having individual hooks attached by smaller lines at intervals.
[1825–35; perhaps trot1 + line1]
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Noun1.trotline - a long fishing line with many shorter lines and hooks attached to it (usually suspended between buoys)trotline - a long fishing line with many shorter lines and hooks attached to it (usually suspended between buoys)
fishing line - a length of cord to which the leader and float and sinker and hook are attached
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A trotline is a long line set with multiple hooks that does your fishing for you while you go off to do something else.
It's in the bush, and it's twisting a flopping just like a catfish in a trotline," Morgan said.
The couple was introduced as they danced their first dance as husband and wife to "Lost in This Moment" before the guests danced the night away to music by Trotline of Georgia.
He set up camp in the swampland and built a log cabin, setting up a trotline for food.
suspending the body from the same trotline that earlier held Grinnup
3-kilogram paddlefish was taken by trotline in Big Cypress Bayou near Karnack (Fig.
Two fellows found him drowned on his own trotline this morning.
He picked it from a pile of identical trout caught on the same night with a commercial trotline baited with live pinfish.
Entertainment was provided by Trotline of Valdosta, Georgia.
Allowable gear: Maximum of five (5) blue crab traps (see FWC for specifics) per person, dip or landing net, drop net, fold up trap with a volume of no more than one cubic foot, hook and line push scrape, trotline.
You know, reel me in and put me on the trotline because I was ready to play," Gibson said.