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bow·line

 (bō′lĭn, -līn′)
n.
1. Nautical A rope attached to the weather leech of a square sail to hold the leech forward when sailing close-hauled.
2. A knot forming a loop that does not slip but that can be untied easily.

[Middle English bouline, probably from Middle Danish bovline or Middle Low German bōlīne, both from Middle Low German bōch līne : bōch, bow; see bheug- in Indo-European roots + līne, line (from Latin līnea; see line1).]
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bowline

(ˈbəʊlɪn)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) a line for controlling the weather leech of a square sail when a vessel is close-hauled
2. (Nautical Terms) on a bowline beating close to the wind
3. (Knots) a knot used for securing a loop that will not slip at the end of a piece of rope
[C14: probably from Middle Low German bōlīne, equivalent to bow3 + line1]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

bow•line

(ˈboʊ lɪn, -ˌlaɪn)

n.
1. Also called bow′line knot`. a knot used to make a nonslipping loop on the end of a rope.
2. a rope fastened to the leech of a square sail to keep the sail as flat as possible when sailing close-hauled.
[1275–1325; Middle English bouline]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bowline - a loop knot that neither slips nor jamsbowline - a loop knot that neither slips nor jams
loop knot - any of various knots used to make a fixed loop in a rope
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Translations

bowline

[ˈbəʊlɪn] Nbolina f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

bowline

nPalstek m; (= rope)Bulin(e) f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

bowline

[ˈbəʊlɪn] n (Naut) (also bowline knot) → gassa d'amante
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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