Definition of buntline in English:


Syllabification: bunt·line
Pronunciation: /ˈbəntˌlīn


  • A line for restraining the loose center of a sail while it is furled.
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    • Max MacLeod made the trip on the Jean de la Lune and found the experience bracing: Let go buntlines and clews!
    • Reporter, Claire Moriarty, finds herself all at sea with words such as gallant, buntlines and spanker.
    • Then it was clewlines and buntlines and lowering of yards as the topgallant-sails were stripped off.

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