contline

noun
cont·​line | \ ˈkäntˌlīn, -lə̇n \
variants: or cantline \ ˈkant-​ \ or cuntline \ ˈkənt-​ \
plural -s

Definition of contline

1 : the space between the strands on the outside of a rope
2 : the space between the bilges of two casks stowed side by side

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History and Etymology for contline

contline from alteration of cant entry 2 + line; cantline from cant entry 2 + line; cuntline by folk etymology (influence of cunt) from contline

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“Contline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/contline. Accessed 29 Jan. 2022.

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