Buntline definition

bŭntlĭn, -līn
A rope that keeps a square sail from bellying when it is being hauled up for furling.
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One of the ropes attached to the foot of a square sail for use in hoisting the sail to the yard for furling.
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A type of revolver with an exceptionally long barrel.
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(nautical) Any, except the outermost, of the ropes extending down to the deck with which a square sail is rolled up to the yard.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
buntline
Plural:
buntlines

Origin of buntline

  • bunt line

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition