marline

noun
mar·​line | \ ˈmär-lən How to pronounce marline (audio) \
variants: or less commonly marlin

Definition of marline

: a small usually tarred line of two strands twisted loosely left-handed that is used especially for seizing and as a covering for wire rope

First Known Use of marline

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for marline

Middle English merlyn, probably from Middle Low German marlinc, merlinc, from mēren to tie, moor

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“Marline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/marline. Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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