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buntline

[ buhnt-lin, -lahyn ]
/ ˈbʌnt lɪn, -ˌlaɪn /
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noun Nautical.
one of the ropes attached to the foot of a square sail to haul it up to the yard for furling.
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Origin of buntline

First recorded in 1620–30; bunt2 + line1

Other definitions for buntline (2 of 2)

Buntline
[ buhnt-lin, -lahyn ]
/ ˈbʌnt lɪn, -ˌlaɪn /

noun
Ned, 1823–86, pen name of Edward Zane Carroll Judson.
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British Dictionary definitions for buntline

buntline
/ (ˈbʌntlɪn, -ˌlaɪn) /

noun
nautical one of several lines fastened to the foot of a square sail for hauling it up to the yard when furling

Word Origin for buntline

C17: from bunt ² + line 1
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