houseline

[hous-lahyn]
noun Nautical.
light cordage used for seizing.

Origin:
1760–70; house + line1

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houseline (ˈhaʊsˌlaɪn)
 
n
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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