from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A boundary or bounding line.
- noun Nautical, a whip-purchase, consisting of a rope passing through a block on the head of a mast, employed to raise the rigging of a ship for the first time. Also called
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Naut.) A gantline.
- noun a line rigged for hanging out hammocks to dry.
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- noun nautical A
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Tripolitans to cut away their masts, throw overboard all their cannon, cutlasses, pistols, and other arms; cut their sails to pieces; throw all ammunition into the sea, and, to use a nautical expression, "strip the ship to a girtline."