[mahr-lin-spahyk] /ˈmɑr lɪnˌspaɪk/
a pointed iron implement used in separating the strands of rope in splicing, marling, etc.
(nautical) a pointed metal tool used as a fid, spike, and for various other purposes
“pointed iron tool used by sailors to separate strands of rope,” 1620s, from spike (n.) + Middle Dutch marlijn “small cord,” from marlen “to fasten or secure (a sail),” probably frequentative of Middle Dutch maren “to tie, moor” (see moor (v.)). Influenced in Dutch by Dutch lijn “line” (n.).
[mahr-luh n] /ˈmɑr lən/ noun 1. a male given name.
[mahr-loh-vee-uh n] /mɑrˈloʊ vi ən/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Christopher Marlowe or his writings, especially his plays.
[mahr-loh] /ˈmɑr loʊ/ noun 1. Christopher, 1564–93, English dramatist and poet. 2. Julia (Sarah Frances Frost Sothern) 1866–1950, U.S. actress born in England (wife of E. H. Sothern). /ˈmɑːləʊ/ noun 1. Christopher. 1564–93, English dramatist and poet, who established blank verse as a creative form of dramatic expression. His plays include Tamburlaine the Great (1590), […]
[mahrl-stohn] /ˈmɑrlˌstoʊn/ noun 1. an indurated .