Definition of houseline

: a light rope made of three strands left-laid and used for seizing

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First Known Use of houseline

1712, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for houseline

so called from the use of small tarred lines to wrap around large ropes

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The first known use of houseline was in 1712

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