spurling line

noun

spur·​ling line
ˈspərliŋ-,
-ə̄l-,
-əil-,
-lēŋ-
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

Word History

Etymology

spurling, of unknown origin

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“Spurling line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spurling%20line. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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