from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Deep-sea.
  • n. A sinker attached to a fishing line; also, a line having several branches, each with such a sinker, used in deep-sea fishing.
  • n. A deep-sea lead.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A plummet or sinker, usually conical, used in fishing.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • He provided several important baskets with his laborious, dipsey-doodle inside game, and his defensive presence was a key to Dallas 'struggles in its first playoff defeat of the season. - Kings run away from Mavs in opener

  • In his hand Blodgett held the seven-pound dipsey lead, but he stood his ground.

    The Mutineers

  • Heaving his head for our dipsey-lead in sign that we keep the sea.

    Verses 1889-1896

  • "I can't do it no how, I sees that," said Smallbones, "so I may just as well go down like a dipsey lead."

    Snarley-yow or The Dog Fiend

  • "My dipsey line ar'n't long enough either," replied Coble.

    Snarley-yow or The Dog Fiend

  • Trolling a 5 rod spread, they run grease traps off the riggers, umbrella & Hogy rigs on wire rods and a smaller umbrella rig on a wire rod with dipsey diver.www. - Business News

  • Will need a powerful dipsey-doodle that he probably doesn't possess.

    Beachwood Reporter

  • Most are using spoons or body baits off downriggers, dipsey divers, long lines and planer boards.


  • He got out Bonne-Renommée’s dipsey lead, which had hundreds of fathoms of line.

    Champlain's Dream

  • "Soundin 'is a trick, though," said Dan, "when your dipsey lead's all the eye you're like to hev for a week.

    Captains Courageous


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