- one of the ropes attached to the foot of a square sail to haul it up to the yard for furling.
Origin of buntline
- Ned,1823–86, pen name of Edward Zane Carroll Judson.
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Examples from the Web for buntline
An eye worked into the bolt-rope of a sail, to receive a buntline.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
Overhaul a buntline a little, bend the jigger to it, and trice up on deck.The Seaman's Friend
Richard Henry Dana
Buffalo Bill has since figured in one of Buntline's Indian romances.Buffalo Land
W. E. Webb
All that saved me was my answer to a question put by Buntline.Beadle's Boy's Library of Sport, Story and Adventure, Vol. I, No. 1.
Buntline engaged a company to support the stellar trio, and the play was widely advertised.Last of the Great Scouts
Helen Cody Wetmore
- nautical one of several lines fastened to the foot of a square sail for hauling it up to the yard when furling
C17: from bunt ² + line 1
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