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Definition of the noun Trapline

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noun - plural: traplines

  1. A series or line of traps.

Explanation

Trapline: In the fur trade, a trapline is a route along which a trapper sets traps for his or her quarry. Trappers traditionally move habitually along the route to set and check the traps, in so doing become skilled at traversing remote terrain, and become experts in the geography of the local area. Because of this traditional knowledge, traplines are not only of interest to trappers themselves but to researchers and others interested in local history, biology, and topography. The assignment of particular trapline territories to individuals in band societies was traditionally handled by group consensus, and occasionally violence and warfare. In the present-day trapline assignment is typically formalized and controlled by the state. Formalized trapline territory boundaries now form the basis for many major land-use projects in fur-rich regions.

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Google previewAnimals and the Environment (2015)

Advocacy, Activism, and the Quest for Common Ground by Lisa Kemmerer

A trapline is a geographic line along which traps are set. 2 Trapping research is usually undertaken to protect trapper interests. These horrific experiments are just one of the many unmeasured (and usually unmentioned) effects of legalized ...

Google previewMosaic Landscapes and Ecological Processes (2012)

by L. Hansson, Lenore Fahrig, G. Merriam

A trapline is a foraging circuit which is learned and followed during consecutive searching bouts. In addition to ...

Google previewThe Aye-Aye and I (2016)

by Gerald Durrell

Normally visiting a trapline is a boring routine and one's hopes are only ...

Google previewGuide to Trapping (2007)

by Jim Spencer

That's why getting up to speed at the beginning of your trapping season is so important, whether you're going to trap for a weekend or for three months, whether your trapline is a dozen sets along the creek behind the house or 250 sets spread ...

Google previewAnimal Traps and Trapping (2003)

by James A. Bateman

was quickly copied by white settlers and passed down through generations of descendants, so that for many small boys in this part of the world learning to make traps and putting out a trapline is a normal part of the process of growing up.

Google previewThe FBI Career Guide (2006)

Inside Information on Getting Chosen for and Succeeding in One of the Toughest, Most Prestigious Jobs in the World by Joseph W. Koletar

Trapline is a reference guide that has been run by a former agent for many years. For a modest annual fee, former agents interested in performing investigative services, consultative work, expert witness testimony, or document and fingerprint ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Native Music (2005)

More Than a Century of Recordings from Wax Cylinder to the Internet by Brian Wright-McLeod

Gaskin; Billy Joe Green; Maurice McArthur; Ernest Monias; Moody X Two; Raindance; Billy Simard; TKO; Trapline; Wigwam; ...

Google previewDictionary of Newfoundland English (1990)

Second Edition with supplement by W.J. Kirwin, G. M. Story, J.D.A. Widdowson

trapline (1913-). In designations of areas and devices for the taking of wild animals: ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (2002)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

roofline, Sabine, saline, setline, shoreline, sideline, Sixtine, skyline, soft-line, straight-line, strandline, streamline, strychnine, subline, sunshine, supine, syncline, taurine, tie-line, time-line, topline, touchline, towline, tramline, trapline, trephine, ...

Google previewDictionary of American Children's Fiction, 1995-1999 (2002)

Books of Recognized Merit by Alethea Helbig, Agnes Perkins

been surveyed, they come upon a new cabin and an Inuit guide whom Gramp has had flown in, with the agreement that the two of them will be partners in a trapline after Austen has been flown by a bush pilot back to start college in Vermont.

Google previewAlberta Elders' Cree Dictionary (1998)

by Nancy LeClaire, George Cardinal, Emily Hunter

trapline nocihcikeskandw (NA). trapped tasdsnv(vAI). trapper onocihcikew (NA). trash efca fca apatahk kikway (VTI); house refuse, garbage, macikwanasa (NI). travel The act of travelling everywhere, ka papdmohtehk (VTI); ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Indian History [4 volumes] (2007)

by Bruce E. Johansen, Barry M. Pritzker

Coon Come was born in 1956 in a hut along the Mistissini trapline ...

Google previewDictionary of Prince Edward Island English (1996)

by T. K. Pratt

trapline Noun. Compare run line. Synonym for 'backline': a long rope, buoyed at both ends, to which a set number of lobster traps are attached by means of shorter ropes or 'snoods.' Each fisherman ...

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