Definition of marline in English:


Line breaks: mar|line
Pronunciation: /ˈmɑːlɪn


[mass noun] Nautical
  • Light rope made of two strands, used for binding larger ropes.
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    • 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.

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