Definition of marline
: a small usually tarred line of two strands twisted loosely left-handed that is used especially for seizing and as a covering for wire rope
Variants of marline
Origin of marline
Middle English merlyn, probably from Middle Low German marlinc, merlinc, from mēren to tie, moor
First Known Use: 15th century
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