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bowline

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noun bow·line \ˈbō-lən, -ˌlīn\

Definition of bowline

  1. 1 :  a rope used to keep the weather edge of a square sail taut forward

  2. 2 :  a knot used to form a loop that neither slips nor jams — see knot illustration



Origin and Etymology of bowline

Middle English boweline, probably from bowe bow + line


First Known Use: 13th century


BOWLINE Defined for Kids

bowline

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noun bow·line \ˈbō-lən\

Definition of bowline for Students

  1. :  a knot used for making a loop that will not slip




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