Buntline



one of the ropes attached to the foot of a square sail to haul it up to the yard for furling.
Ned, 1823–86, pen name of Edward Zane Carroll Judson.
Historical Examples

Down the Rhine Oliver Optic
The Sailor’s Word-Book William Henry Smyth
An Autobiography of Buffalo Bill (Colonel W. F. Cody) Buffalo Bill (William Frederick Cody)
The Seaman’s Friend Richard Henry Dana
The Sailor’s Word-Book William Henry Smyth
Buffalo Land W. E. Webb
Beadle’s Boy’s Library of Sport, Story and Adventure, Vol. I, No. 1. Prentiss Ingraham
Beadle’s Boy’s Library of Sport, Story and Adventure, Vol. I, No. 1. Prentiss Ingraham
Last of the Great Scouts Helen Cody Wetmore
Down the Rhine Oliver Optic

noun
(nautical) one of several lines fastened to the foot of a square sail for hauling it up to the yard when furling

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