spurling line


spurling line
\\ˈspərliŋ-, -ə̄l-, -əil-, -lēŋ-\ noun
Etymology: spurling, of unknown origin
1. : a line by which the turning of a ship's wheel moves the indicator of a telltale
2. : a line stretched across the two forward shrouds of a ship with thimbles spliced in it to serve as a fairlead

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