codline

[ kod-lahyn ]
/ ˈkɒdˌlaɪn /

noun Nautical.

an untarred cord of hemp or cotton, used for fishing and for various purposes aboard a ship.

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Origin of codline

First recorded in 1625–35; cod1 + line1
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Example sentences from the Web for codline

  • I fastened the boat, and then, with the oars on my shoulder and the slack of the codline in my hand, start him up the shell road.

    Swept Out to Sea|W. Bertram Foster