codline

[ kod-lahyn ]
/ ˈkɒdˌlaɪn /
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noun Nautical.

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

Nearby words

  1. codify,
  2. coding,
  3. coding sequence,
  4. codirect,
  5. codiscoverer,
  6. codling,
  7. codling moth,
  8. codlins-and-cream,
  9. codman's triangle,
  10. codology

Origin of codline

First recorded in 1625–35; cod1 + line1

Also called whiteline.

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Examples 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