noun Nautical.

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

Origin of codline

First recorded in 1625–35; cod1 + line1
Also called whiteline. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for codline

Historical Examples of 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