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Any of a set of ropes used for lifting the foot of a square sail as it is hauled up for furling.
(Nautical Terms) nautical one of several lines fastened to the foot of a square sail for hauling it up to the yard when furling
[C17: from bunt2 + line1]
bunt•line(ˈbʌnt lɪn, -ˌlaɪn)
one of the ropes attached to the foot of a square sail to haul it up to the yard for furling.