fancy line

noun

Definition of fancy line

1 : a line rove through a block at the jaws of a gaff to haul it down
2 : any of several short lines used chiefly on shipboard for various purposes (as the control of sash windows)

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“Fancy line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fancy%20line. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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