spur·ling line | \ ˈspərliŋ-, -ə̄l-, -əil-, -lēŋ-\
Definition of spurling line
1 : a line by which the turning of a ship's wheel moves the indicator of a telltale
2 : a line stretched across the two forward shrouds of a ship with thimbles spliced in it to serve as a fairlead
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