Origin of marlineDutch marlijn, altered (infl. by lijn, line) from marling from marlen: see marl
Origin of marlineMiddle English from Middle Dutch marlijn alteration ( influenced by lijn line ) of marling from marren to tie
(third-person singular simple present marlines, present participle marlining, simple past and past participle marlined)
- (nautical) To wind marline around.
- to marline a rope