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Bowline

Bow´line
n.1.(Naut.) A rope fastened near the middle of the leech or perpendicular edge of the square sails, by subordinate ropes, called bridles, and used to keep the weather edge of the sail tight forward, when the ship is closehauled.
Bowline bridles
the ropes by which the bowline is fastened to the leech of the sail.
Bowline knot
See Illust. under Knot.
On a bowline
close-hauled or sailing close to the wind; - said of a ship.
Noun1.Bowlinebowline - a loop knot that neither slips not jams
Synonyms: bowline knot
bowline knot, loop knot
Browse
Bowingly
Bowknot
Bowl
bowl over
Bowl-legged
bowl-shaped
Bowlder
Bowlder clay
Bowlder wall
Bowldery
Bowleg
bowlegged
Bowler
bowler hat
Bowless
bowlful
-- Bowline --
Bowline bridle
Bowline bridles
bowline knot
Bowling
bowling alley
bowling ball
Bowling crease
bowling equipment
bowling green
bowling league
bowling pin
bowling score
bowling shoe
Bowls
Bowman
Bowman's capsule
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