noun[mass noun] Nautical
Light rope made of two strands, used for binding larger ropes.
- Once considered a part of everyday life by traditional sailors, authentic tarred hemp marline is now a rare product.
- Tarred marline is jute twine treated with a tarred solution for water resistance.
- One of our suppliers located the Manila rope and the tarred marline that was needed for the job.
Late Middle English: from Middle Low German marling, with the ending influenced by line1.
Words that rhyme with marlineCarlin, call-in, marlin, Stalin
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