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ratline

noun rat·line \ˈrat-lən\

Definition of RATLINE

:  any of the small transverse ropes attached to the shrouds of a ship so as to form the steps of a rope ladder —usually used in plural

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Origin of RATLINE

Middle English radelyng
First Known Use: 15th century

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