from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To protect (the part of a line next a fishhook, or the hook itself) by winding it with wire.
- transitive v. To attach (a fishhook) to a line or snell, as by knotting the line around the shank of the hook.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To fasten (a fish-hook) to the end of a section of line called the ganging.
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