Marline

Definition of Marline

Mar´line
n.1.(Naut.) A small line composed of two strands a little twisted, used for winding around ropes and cables, to prevent their being weakened by fretting.
Marline spike
(Naut.) an iron tool tapering to a point, used to separate the strands of a rope in splicing and in marling. It has an eye in the thick end to which a lanyard is attached. See Fid.
Marline-spike bird
a - (Zool.) A tropic bird.
b - A jager, or skua gull.
v. t.1.(Naut.) To wind marline around; as, to marline a rope.

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