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[kod-lahyn] /ˈkɒdˌlaɪn/
noun, Nautical
an untarred cord of hemp or cotton, used for fishing and for various purposes aboard a ship.
Also called whiteline.
Origin of codline
1625-35; cod1 + line1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I fastened the boat, and then, with the oars on my shoulder and the slack of the codline in my hand, start him up the shell road.

    Swept Out to Sea W. Bertram Foster

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