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bowline

Nautical
a line for controlling the weather leech of a square sail when a vessel is close-hauled

bowline

[′bau̇‚līn]
(naval architecture)
A rope attached to the vertical edge of a square sail near its midpoint, and used to keep the sail's weather edge taut forward when the vessel is close-hauled.
A knot forming a loop that does not slip under tension, used particularly for mooring and hauling.
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