Definition of stray line
: the portion of a log line which is run out to allow the chip to get clear of the stern eddies before the reckoning is begun
Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:
- More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up stray line? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).