buntline
noun Date: 1627 one of the lines attached to the foot of a square sail to haul the sail up to the yard for furling

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  • Buntline — Bunt line, n. [2d bunt + line.] (Naut.) One of the ropes toggled to the footrope of a sail, used to haul up to the yard the body of the sail when taking it in. Totten. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • buntline — [bunt′lin, bunt′līn΄] n. [ BUNT3 + LINE1] one of the ropes attached to the foot of a square sail for use in hoisting the sail to the yard for furling …   English World dictionary

  • Buntline — Ned Buntline (* 20. März 1823 in Stamford, Delaware County, New York; † 16. Juli 1886 ebenda) war das Pseudonym von Edward Zane Carroll Judson (E.Z.C. Judson), einem US amerikanischen Herausgeber, Journalisten, Schriftsteller und Publizisten, der …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Buntline — Ned Buntline nom de plume of Edward ZC Judson …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • buntline — /bunt lin, luyn /, n. Naut. one of the ropes attached to the foot of a square sail to haul it up to the yard for furling. [1620 30; BUNT2 + LINE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • buntline — noun a) A type of revolver with an exceptionally long barrel. b) Any, except the outermost, of the ropes extending down to the deck with which a square sail is rolled up to the yard. See Also: clewline …   Wiktionary

  • buntline — rope attached to middle of square sail to haul it up to the yard Nautical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • buntline — [ bʌntlʌɪn] noun a line for restraining the loose centre of a sail while it is furled …   English new terms dictionary

  • buntline — bunt·line …   English syllables

  • buntline — bunt•line [[t]ˈbʌnt lɪn, ˌlaɪn[/t]] n. naut. navig. one of the ropes attached to the foot of a square sail to haul it up to the yard for furling • Etymology: 1620–30 …   From formal English to slang

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