Marline meaning

mär'lĭn
A light rope made of two loosely twisted strands.
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A small cord of two loosely twisted strands, used as for winding around ropes or cables to prevent fraying.
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A light cord or rope used to bind the end of a larger rope, to prevent fraying.
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Twine used similarly.
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(nautical) To wind marline around.

To marline a rope.

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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.
    From Wiktionary