Terminology from the Age of Sail

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Search result for definition: buntline
Buntline: A rope tied to the foot of a square sail that keeps it from opening or bellying when it is being hauled up for furling to the yard. Normally there were multiple somewhat evenly-spaced buntlines leading through blocks on a yard to the foot of a square sail bent to that yard.
Buntline Hitch: A knot used to tie a buntline to the foot of a square sail.
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