variants or less commonly hamberline
or hamber
plural -s
: right-handed 3-strand usually tarred hemp or jute marine cordage used for small seizings compare roundline

Word History


hambroline, hamberline from English hambro-, hamber- (irregular from Hamburg, Germany) + English line; hamber short for hamberline

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“Hambroline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hambroline. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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