codline

[ kod-lahyn ]

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

Origin of codline

1
First recorded in 1625–35; cod1 + line1

Words Nearby codline

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How to use codline in a sentence

  • 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