marline

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noun mar·line \ˈmär-lən\
variants: or less commonly

marlin

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

Origin and Etymology of marline

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

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