bunt·​line ˈbənt-ˌlīn How to pronounce buntline (audio) -lən How to pronounce buntline (audio)
: one of the lines attached to the foot of a square sail to haul the sail up to the yard for furling

Word History

First Known Use

1627, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of buntline was in 1627

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“Buntline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buntline. Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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