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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Ned, 1823–86, pen name of Edward Zane Carroll Judson.
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How to use buntline in a sentence
Peaks, on the main topmast-stay, caught Howe in the very act of passing the gasket through the bight of the buntline.Down the Rhine | Oliver Optic
Bitts tried to cry out; but when he did so, Phillips ordered the hands at the buntline to haul taut.Down the Rhine | Oliver Optic
Why, that same Seldom Helward I ironed and ran up on the fall of a main-buntline."Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea | Morgan Robertson
buntline said, 'You must not recite cues; they are for you to speak from—the last words of the persons who speak before you.'Beadle's Boy's Library of Sport, Story and Adventure, Vol. I, No. 1. | Prentiss Ingraham
buntline surprised us all by saying that he had not written the drama yet, but would do so at once.Beadle's Boy's Library of Sport, Story and Adventure, Vol. I, No. 1. | Prentiss Ingraham
British Dictionary definitions for buntline
nautical one of several lines fastened to the foot of a square sail for hauling it up to the yard when furling
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