marline

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noun mar·line \ˈmär-lən\

Definition of marline

  1. :  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

Variants of marline

or less commonly

marlin

Origin and Etymology of marline

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


First Known Use: 15th century

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