from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small line of three strands used for seizing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small line of three strands used for seizing; -- called also housing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Nautical, a small line formed of three strands, used for seizings, etc. Also housing.
house + line (Wiktionary)