from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A rope that keeps a square sail from bellying when it is being hauled up for furling.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A type of revolver with an exceptionally long barrel.
- n. Any, except the outermost, of the ropes extending down to the deck with which a square sail is rolled up to the yard.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of the ropes toggled to the footrope of a sail, used to haul up to the yard the body of the sail when taking it in.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. one of the ropes attached to the foot-ropes of square sails and led up to the masthead, and thence on deck, to assist in hauling up the sail.
bunt2 + line1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)