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bow line

/baw layn/ [cf. OED, rope to steady sails] n. an anchor line; a rope from the bow of a boat to the shore: 1936 Errybuddy get d' holiday spirit wun time an' leggo bow line (Dupuch 72). (Black)

Tags: nautical, noun

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Last update: 2010-09-10 03:58
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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