Meaning of bowline
Pronunciation: (bō'lin, -līn"), [key]
- Also calleda knot used to make a nonslipping loop on the end of a rope. See illus. under
- a rope made fast to the weather leech of a square sail, for keeping the sail as flat as possible when close-hauled.
- sailing close-hauled.
- close-hauled with sails well filled.
- bowline (Thesaurus)