Definition of Bowline. Meaning of Bowline. Synonyms of Bowline

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Definition of Bowline

Bowline
Bowline Bow"line, n. [Cf. D. boelijn, Icel. b["o]gl["i]na?, Dan. bovline; properly the line attached to the shoulder or side of the sail. See Bow (of a ship), and Line.] (Naut.) A rope fastened near the middle of the leech or perpendicular edge of the square sails, by subordinate ropes, called bridles, and used to keep the weather edge of the sail tight forward, when the ship is closehauled. Bowline bridles, the ropes by which the bowline is fastened to the leech of the sail. Bowline knot. See Illust. under Knot. On a bowline, close-hauled or sailing close to the wind; -- said of a ship.

Meaning of Bowline from wikipedia

- The bowline (/ˈboʊlɪn/ or /ˈboʊlaɪn/) is an ancient and simple knot used to form a fixed "eye" at the end of a rope. It has the virtues of being both...
- The cowboy bowline (also left-hand bowline, Dutch marine bowline or winter bowline) is a variation of the bowline loop knot. The cowboy bowline has the working...
- The Bowline on a bight is a knot which makes a pair of fixed-size loops in the middle of a rope. Its advantage is that it is reasonably easy to untie...
- A double bowline (or round turn bowline) is a type of loop knot. Instead of the single turn of the regular bowline, the double bowline uses a round turn...
- The Portuguese bowline is a variant of the bowline with two loops. The two loops are adjustable in size, unlike the Spanish bowline. Rope can be pulled...
- double bowline, the water bowline is formed with a clove hitch as the loop in the standing part of the rope. This is similar to the double bowline, which...
- The running bowline is a knot consisting of a bowline looped around its own standing end to create a noose. The running bowline is strong and secure....
- corners Bowlineforms a fixed loop at the end of a rope Boling knot (archaic term for the Bowline) – forms a fixed loop at the end of a rope Bowline on a...
- The Spanish bowline is a double loop knot that can be used to lift a person. For a conscious person, each loop is placed around a leg and the person holds...
- Some consider that a French bowline is the same as a Portuguese bowline, i.e. a bowline with two loops that can be used as a bosun's chair. A different...
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