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- noun nautical A
nauticaland knot-tying term for thin string, as opposed to the thick, heavy ropesthat are more often used in sailing. It is commonly used in a whipping knotto bind the ends of ropes to prevent fraying.
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- noun any light rope used on shipboard
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