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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A lightweight line made of several rope yarns loosely wound together, used for seizings onboard ship.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • a line formed of two or more rope-yarns loosely twisted.

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

  • n. (nautical) small stuff consisting of a lightweight rope made of several rope yarns loosely wound together

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