leech line

noun Nautical.

a line for hauling the middle of a leech of a square sail up to the yard.

Nearby words

  1. lee, spike,
  2. lee, tsung-dao,
  3. lee-enfield,
  4. leeboard,
  5. leech,
  6. leech rope,
  7. leechcraft,
  8. leechee,
  9. leeds,
  10. leeds castle

Compare leech rope.

Origin of leech line

First recorded in 1620–30

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