slab line

\ ˈslab-, -laab- \

Definition of slab line

: a line or small rope by which seamen haul up the body of a course or topsail

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History and Etymology for slab line

earlier slabline, partial modification, partial translation of Dutch slaplijn, from slap slack + lijn line

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“Slab line.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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