spring line

noun

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1801, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spring line was in 1801

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“Spring line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spring%20line. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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