Definitions for "Bowline"
Keywords:  untie, knot, bowsprit, lin, windward
A rope fastened near the middle of the leech or perpendicular edge of the square sails, by subordinate ropes, called bridles, and used to keep the weather edge of the sail tight forward, when the ship is closehauled.
Bowsprit Box Girder
(Pronounced bo-lin.) It is the knot used to make an eye or a loop in rope's end. It is one of the very few knots that every sailor should know. Commonly used on the Laser 2 to attach lines to the sails (eg sheets to the spinnaker, or outhaul to the mainsail), tie halyards to the heads of sails, and many other uses.
Keywords:  towing, dock, anchoring, ship, line
A line from the bow a ship used for towing or anchoring at a dock.