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marline

[mahr-lin] /ˈmɑr lɪn/
noun, Nautical
1.
small stuff of two-fiber strands, sometimes tarred, laid up left-handed.
Also, marlin, marling
[mahr-ling] /ˈmɑr lɪŋ/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English merlin. See marl2, line1
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British Dictionary definitions for mar line

marline

/ˈmɑːlɪn/
noun
1.
(nautical) a light rope, usually tarred, made of two strands laid left-handed
Word Origin
C15: from Dutch marlijn, from marren to tie + lijn line
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