Meaning of “fishing line” in the English Dictionary

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"fishing line" in British English

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fishing linenoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈfɪʃ.ɪŋ ˌlaɪn/ us /ˈfɪʃ.ɪŋ ˌlaɪn/

Examples from literature

  • Fishing boats put out about 95 kilometers of fishing lines in the Atlantic Ocean. 
  • If you don’t have a net, you can make a fishing line with things in your pack, like string. 
  • In Japan, fishing for tuna with a fishing line is a tradition. 
  • Once a tuna bites a fisherman’s fishing line, it can be a four- or five-hour battle between man and fish. 
  • The traditional way to catch fish, even very big ones like tuna, is with a fishing line that the fisherman holds in his hands. 

(Definition of “fishing line” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)