Definition of marline in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɑːlɪn/


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

Carlin, call-in, marlin, Stalin

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Line breaks: mar|line

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