either of a pair of landmarks or marks on a mariner's chart lying upon a line (clearing line) along which a vessel can sail to avoid navigational hazards.
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- clearing bank,
- clearing bath,
- clearing factor,
- clearing house,
- clearing sale,
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The clearing-line is made of several yards of strong small cord, to the end of which is fastened a heavy ring of lead or brass.