spring line

noun

Definition of spring line

: a line led diagonally from the bow or stern of a ship to a point on a wharf and made fast to help keep the ship from moving fore and aft while docked

First Known Use of spring line

1801, in the meaning defined above

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“Spring line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spring%20line. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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