from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Nautical: A line connected with the axis of a wheel by which a telltale or index is made to show the position of the helm.
- noun A rope stretched across between the two forward shrouds, having thimbles spliced into it to serve as fair-leaders for the running rigging.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Naut.) The line which forms the communication between the steering wheel and the telltale.
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