or mar·lin, mar·ling
small stuff of two-fiber strands, sometimes tarred, laid up left-handed.
Origin of marline
First recorded in 1375–1425, marline
is from the late Middle English
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Examples from the Web for marline
Historical Examples of marline
“Belay that sea-lawyering, Marline,” interposed Captain Miles.
“I fancy it is the tail-end of the hurricane,” said Mr Marline.
“I wish it would do so now,” said Mr Marline with much emphasis.
“You are not more sorry than I am,” put in Mr Marline drily.
Mr Marline saw me on deck some time since and said I might remain.
British Dictionary definitions for marline
marlin less commonly marling (ˈmɑːlɪŋ)
nautical a light rope, usually tarred, made of two strands laid left-handed
Word Origin for marline
C15: from Dutch marlijn, from marren to tie + lijn line
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