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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“Houseline.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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