Definition of bowline in English:
2A simple knot for forming a non-slipping loop at the end of a rope.
- Slip the loop of the bowstring over the nock and down the limb of the bow and tie the free end of the string to the other nock using a timber hitch, bowline or similar non-stressing knot.
- While we tied a bowline loop in the end of a rope I called, ‘What sort of shape's he in?’
- ‘A hideous thing to watch, even as a quasi-curious foreigner,’ was Thompson's initial reaction, despite his assertion that he ‘can still tie a mean bowline knot on just about anything in less than ten seconds’.
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Definition of bowline in:
- US English dictionary
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