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 gant-line.

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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun nautical A gantline.


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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."

    The Naval History of the United States Volume 1 (of 2)


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