A light rope made of two loosely twisted strands.
A small cord of two loosely twisted strands, used as for winding around ropes or cables to prevent fraying.
(nautical) To wind marline around.
To marline a rope.
Origin of marline
- Middle English from Middle Dutch marlijn alteration (influenced by lijn line) of marling from marren to tie
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- French merliner.