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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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After launching, remove the bow line from the trailer, and tie your vessel securely to the dock, preferably out of the launching lanes.
When I first heard that Winchester was coming out with a compound bow line, I thought we might see a couple of bows the first year.
Adding more than one major bow line at the beginning will require you to make too deep an investment in inventory for a new bowhunting dealer.
Quest's focus this year was to produce a bow line designed to offer affordable simplicity and efficiency.
Bear Archery seeks to serve a wide range of archers with a versatile bow line.
The result of that self-initiated challenge is a new bow line, the McPherson Series, and its inaugural bow, the Monster.
When a dealer is looking at a bow line - or at any other line - he certainly wants to look at features and price," Krenz says.
This year, G5 introduced a new bow line named Prime, which showcases their revolutionary Parallel Cam Technology.
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Prime is a new bow line from G5 Outdoors, one of the most successful accessory companies in the bow-hunting industry.
And G5 Outdoors is certain to turn plenty of heads with the ingenious Parallel Cam Technology on its brand new Prime bow line, which promises to dramatically boost accuracy by eliminating the many problems associated with cam lean (p.
BowTech also makes the Diamond bow line, so you can expect the same features on many of the Diamond bows that you find on the BowTech models.