noun Nautical.
light cordage used for seizing.

1760–70; house + line1 Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
houseline (ˈhaʊsˌlaɪn)
nautical Also called: housing tarred marline

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Example sentences
The houseline is the homeowner's responsibility to maintain.
The customer typically owns the line, and the service includes monthly houseline inspections by meter-readers.
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