crane line

noun

Definition of crane line

1 : one of the lines running from the spritsail topmast of a sailing ship to the middle of the forestay to steady the former or one of the small lines for preventing the lee backstays from chafing against the yards
2 : a small line joining the backstays on a sailing ship usually used in plural

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“Crane line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crane%20line. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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