spurling line

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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History and Etymology for spurling line

spurling, of unknown origin

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not constant or steady

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