Definition of Ratlin

1. Noun. (nautical) a small horizontal rope between the shrouds of a sailing ship; they form a ladder for climbing aloft.

Exact synonyms: Ratline
Category relationships: Navigation, Sailing, Seafaring
Generic synonyms: Line
Group relationships: Ship



Definition of Ratlin

1. ratline [n -S] - See also: ratline

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ratlin

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

Literary usage of Ratlin

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1. Journal by New York (State). Legislature. Senate (1921)
"... and three-fifths being present, as follows: FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE Ames Draper Karle Meyer Swift Baumes Duell ratlin Mullan Thayer Bloomfield ..."

2. Songs of the Late Charles Dibdin: With a Memoir by Charles Dibdin (1864)
"JACK ratlin was the ab'.est seaman, None like him could hand, reef, and steer; No dangerous toil but he'd encounter With skill, and in contempt of fear. ..."

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