Definition of Bowlines

1. Noun. (plural of bowline) ¹



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Definition of Bowlines

1. bowline [n] - See also: bowline

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bowlines

bowled
bowled out
bowleg
bowlegged
bowlegs
bowler
bowler-hatted
bowler hat
bowlers
bowless
bowlful
bowlfuls
bowlike
bowline
bowline knot
bowlines (current term)
bowling
bowling-green
bowling alley
bowling alleys
bowling average
bowling averages
bowling ball
bowling crease
bowling creases
bowling equipment
bowling figures
bowling green
bowling greens

Literary usage of Bowlines

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1. The Kedge-anchor; Or, Young Sailors' Assistant: Or, Young Sailors' Assistant by William N. Brady (1864)
"FORE TOPGALLANT bowlines Are toggled to the bridle of the sail. The fore one is rove through a single block at the jib-boom end, one on each side, ..."

2. Sailing Ships and Their Story: The Story of Their Development from the by Edward Keble Chatterton (1915)
"bowlines and bridles. 56. Backstay. 55. Royal stay. 67. ... bowlines and bridles. 131. Lifts. 132. Braces. 133. Royal yard and sail. 134. Royal lifts. 135. ..."

3. Seamanship: Comp. from Various Authorities, and Illustrated with Numerous by Stephen Bleecker Luce (1877)
"Main-bowlines consist of a whip and runner—the latter reeving through the thimble ... Top-bowlines, The fore toggle to the bridles, and lead forward through ..."

4. Text-book of Seamanship: The Equipping and Handling of Vessels Under Sail Or by Stephen Bleecker Luce, United States Naval Academy (1898)
"Lead out and man bowlines, head halliards and sheets and spanker and ... At this order the men in the bunt toggle the bowlines to the buntline toggles. ..."

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