Definition of buntline in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbʌntlʌɪn/


A line for restraining the loose centre of a sail while it is furled.
Example sentences
  • 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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