nettling definition

  • verb:
    • Present participle of nettle.
  • noun:
    • a procedure (resembling splicing) in which two ropes are joined end to end to be able to form one line.
    • the entire process of tying collectively the ends of yarns in sets, to prevent tangling.
    • In rope-making:
    • A method of rotating or turning collectively the ends of two ropes in order to unite these with a seamless joint.
    • a method of attaching in sets the yarns when they are laid on articles in a ropewalk, to prevent entanglement or confusion.
  • others:
    • Stinging; annoying.

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