Definition of Ratlines

1. n. pl. The small transverse ropes attached to the shrouds and forming the steps of a rope ladder.



Definition of Ratlines

1. Noun. (plural of ratline) ¹

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Definition of Ratlines

1. ratline [n] - See also: ratline

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ratlines

rationers
rationes decidendi
rationing
rationings
rations
ratios
ratitae
ratitate
ratite
ratite bird
ratites
ratless
ratlike
ratlin
ratline
ratlines (current term)
ratling
ratlings
ratlins
rato
ratoo
ratoon
ratooned
ratooner
ratooners
ratooning
ratoons
ratoos
ratos
ratpack

Literary usage of Ratlines

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1. A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the Definitions and by George William Cox (1867)
"ratlines. Small horizontal lines or ropes extended between the several shrouds on ... To rattle the rigging, is to fix these ratlines. On ship-rigged masts, ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Therefore the shrouds (see below) arc utilized to form ladders of rope, of which the steps are called ratlines, by which the crew can mount. ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Therefore the shrouds (see below) are utilized to form ladders of rope, of which the steps are called ratlines, by which the crew can mount. ..."

4. The Game Birds and Wild Fowl of Sweden and Norway: With an Account of the by Llewelyn Lloyd (1867)
"The ratlines. — Underwater Shambles. — Duck or Die. — Bird Clouds. — The Eagles' Feast. ... ratlines ..."

5. The Kedge-anchor; Or, Young Sailors' Assistant: Or, Young Sailors' Assistant by William N. Brady (1864)
"The swifter should be just taut, and not so as to bring the shrouds together,—the object being to make the ratlines a litt It- tauter when let go. ..."

6. The Kedge-anchor, Or, Young Sailors' Assistant: Appertaining Tothe Practical by William N. Brady (1882)
"The swifter should be just taut, and not so as to bring the shrouds together,—the object being to make the ratlines a little tauter when let go. ..."

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