bowline definition

  • noun:
    • Nautical A rope connected to the weather condition leech of a square sail to put up the leech forward when sailing close-hauled.
    • A knot creating a loop that does not slip.
    • a knot tied in order to create a watch or cycle in the long run of a rope; it will not fall or jam
    • A rope fastened nearby the middle regarding the leech or perpendicular side of the square sails, by subordinate ropes, called bridles, and used to keep carefully the weather edge of the sail tight ahead, whenever ship is closehauled.
    • Nautical, a rope leading ahead and fastened toward leech of a square sail.
    • In ship-building, a curve representing a vertical element of the bow-end of a ship.
    • a loop knot that neither slips nor jams
  • idiom:
    • on a bowline Nautical Close-hauled.

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