Houseline
Houseline House"line`, n. (Naut.) A small line of three strands used for seizing; -- called also {housing}. --Totten. [1913 Webster]

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  • houseline — /hows luyn /, n. Naut. light cordage used for seizing. [1760 70; HOUSE + LINE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • houseline — /ˈhaʊslaɪn/ (say howsluyn) noun Nautical a small line of three strands, used for seizings, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • houseline — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: so called from the use of small tarred lines to wrap around large ropes : a light rope made of three strands left laid and used for seizing * * * /hows luyn /, n. Naut. light cordage used for seizing. [1760 70; HOUSE +… …   Useful english dictionary

  • housing — Houseline House line , n. (Naut.) A small line of three strands used for seizing; called also {housing}. Totten. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Housing — Hous ing, n. [From {House}. In some of its senses this word has been confused with the following word.] 1. The act of putting or receiving under shelter; the state of dwelling in a habitation. [1913 Webster] 2. That which shelters or covers;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ЮЗИНЬ, ГОЗЕНЬ, ЮЗИНГ, ГЮЗИНГ — (Houseline, housing) линь, спущенный из трех нитей. Самойлов К. И. Морской словарь. М. Л.: Государственное Военно морское Издательство НКВМФ Союза ССР, 1941 …   Морской словарь

  • small stuff — noun any light rope used on shipboard • Hypernyms: ↑rope • Hyponyms: ↑marline, ↑seizing, ↑spun yarn * * * noun : spun yarn, marline …   Useful english dictionary

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