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bowline

bow·line

bowline

 
pronunciation:
bo lihn
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a knot that will not slip or jam, used for making a loop at the end of a rope.
definition 2: a rope used to keep the weather edge of a square sail pulled forward and the sail as flat as possible when sailing close-hauled.
similar words:
line
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