spring line
noun Date: 1803 a line led diagonally from the bow or stern of a ship to a point on a wharf and made fast to help keep the ship from moving fore and aft while docked

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • spring line — noun 1. : spring 11b 2. : an imaginary line connecting the two opposite points at which the curve of an arch or vault begins * * * Naut. warp (def. 16). * * * spring line noun 1. A mooring line (nautical) 2. One of the strips of rubbe …   Useful english dictionary

  • spring line — noun A line stretched longways between a docked vessel and a cleat on the pier, or used during berthing to guide the vessel into its slip …   Wiktionary

  • spring-line —   a line of springs emerging from a valley side at approximately the same height which reflect the underlying rock conditions …   Geography glossary

  • spring line — Naut. warp (def. 16). * * * …   Universalium

  • Spring line settlement — Spring line settlements occur where a ridge of rock lies over impermeable rock there will be a line of springs along the boundary between the two layers. It sometimes happens that a sequence of spring line (or springline) settlements will grow up …   Wikipedia

  • line — [laɪn] noun [countable] 1. also product line MARKETING a type of product that a company makes or sells, often with several different sizes, models etc; = RANGE: • It continues to get about two thirds of it …   Financial and business terms

  • Spring 1945 offensive in Italy — Spring 1945 Offensive Part of World War II, Italian Campaign Date 6 April 1945 – 2 May 1945 Location …   Wikipedia

  • Spring Hill, Florida — Spring Hill   CDP   The gateway to Spring Hill on US 19 and Spring Hill Drive …   Wikipedia

  • Spring — Spring, n. [AS. spring a fountain, a leap. See {Spring}, v. i.] 1. A leap; a bound; a jump. [1913 Webster] The prisoner, with a spring, from prison broke. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. A flying back; the resilience of a body recovering its former… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spring back — Spring Spring, n. [AS. spring a fountain, a leap. See {Spring}, v. i.] 1. A leap; a bound; a jump. [1913 Webster] The prisoner, with a spring, from prison broke. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. A flying back; the resilience of a body recovering its… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”