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 (bŭnt′lĭn, -līn′)
Any of a set of ropes used for lifting the foot of a square sail as it is hauled up for furling.

[bunt + line.]
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(ˈbʌntlɪn; -ˌlaɪn)
(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]
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(ˈbʌnt lɪn, -ˌlaɪn)

one of the ropes attached to the foot of a square sail to haul it up to the yard for furling.
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All hands obeyed, and at once the eight or ten seamen who composed the crew, sprang to their respective stations at the spanker brails and outhaul, topsail sheets and halyards, the jib downhaul, and the topsail clewlines and buntlines. The young sailor gave a look to see that his orders were promptly and accurately obeyed, and then turned again to the owner.
They were made from beginning to end of the Second Generation and also produced in a few barrel lengths as short as 3" (Sheriff's Models) and as long as 12" (Buntlines).
Watch as the sailors haul on a dizzying array of clew lines, buntlines, leechlines.
In 1957 Colt started offering Buntlines with 12" barrels because the Feds would have heartburn with 16" ones.
Evidently others agree with me about Buntlines because through most of their history they have sold for less than a comparable SAA with shorter barrel.
The original Buntlines were the inspiration of reporter Ned Buntline, a man who did not let facts hinder his grand tales of the Old West and its legendary gunfighters.
The Buntline version of the Single Action Army is back, this time with 2" shaved off the length, resulting in a much handier 10" barrel.
Now that John Taffin has reopened the Buntline Special folklore recently, how about using your vast resources to investigate and provide an answer to the fact or fiction question.
Judson, the dime novel king to be, conjured up a nom de plume for himself stolen from old-time seamen when they referred to the rope at the bottom of a square sail and became Ned Buntline.
The year after the Peacemaker reintroduction Colt began offering the Buntline version with 12-inch barrel.
Ned Buntline was an author of dime novels in the last quarter of the 19th century, creating long-standing myths about Western heroes.