from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. any material used to protect sails, rigging, or the like, at points where they are exposed to friction.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. covering (usually rope or canvas) of a line or spar to protect it from friction


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