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marline

noun mar·line \ˈmär-lən\

Definition of marline

  1. :  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

also

marlin

play \ˈmär-lən\

Origin and Etymology of marline

Middle English merlyn, probably from Middle Low German marlinc, merlinc, from mēren to tie, moor


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with marline


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