Variant of bowline
- a rope running forward from the middle of a square sail's weather edge to the bow, used to keep the sail taut when the ship is sailing into the wind
- a knot used in making a loop that will not slip or tighten under tensionin full bowline knot: see knot,
Origin: Middle English boueline, probably ; from Middle Dutch boeglijne (or Danish bovline); for Indo-European bases see bow and amp; line
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