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  • n. A cord or line where the hook or lure is attached.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.
  • adj. a line used in catching fish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A line used with hooks and bait in catching fish; a fish-line.
  • n. In zoology, one of sundry simple elongated or extensile tentacular parts of some compound organisms, as the Siphonophora, provided with special urticating organs, thread-cells, or nematocysts. Gegenbaur. Also grappling-line.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a length of cord to which the leader and float and sinker and hook are attached


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