mar-line

marline

[mahr-lin]
noun Nautical.
small stuff of two-fiber strands, sometimes tarred, laid up left-handed.
Also, marlin, marling [mahr-ling] .


Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English merlin. See marl2, line1

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marline, (less commonly) marlin or (less commonly) marling (ˈmɑːlɪn, ˈmɑːlɪŋ)
 
n
nautical a light rope, usually tarred, made of two strands laid left-handed
 
[C15: from Dutch marlijn, from marren to tie + lijn line]
 
marlin, (less commonly) marlin or (less commonly) marling
 
n
 
[C15: from Dutch marlijn, from marren to tie + lijn line]
 
marling, (less commonly) marlin or (less commonly) marling
 
n
 
[C15: from Dutch marlijn, from marren to tie + lijn line]

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