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ˈboʊ lɪn, -ˌlaɪnbow·line

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bowline, bowline knotnoun

    a loop knot that neither slips nor jams

Wiktionary

  1. bowlinenoun

    a knot tied so as to produce an eye or loop in the end of a rope; it will not slip or jam

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Bowline, Bowlingnoun

    sea term. A rope fastened to the middle part of the outside of a sail; it is fastened in three or four parts of the sail, called the bowling bridle. The use of the bowling is to make the sails stand sharp or close to a wind. Harr.

Wikipedia

  1. Bowline

    The bowline ( or ) is an ancient and simple knot used to form a fixed loop at the end of a rope. It has the virtues of being both easy to tie and untie; most notably, it is easy to untie after being subjected to a load. The bowline is sometimes referred to as King of the knots because of its importance. Along with the sheet bend and the clove hitch, the bowline is often considered one of the most essential knots.The common bowline shares some structural similarity with the sheet bend. Virtually all end-to-end joining knots (i.e., bends) have a corresponding loop knot. Although the bowline is generally considered a reliable knot, its main deficiencies are a tendency to work loose when not under load (or under cyclic loading), to slip when pulled sideways, and the bight portion of the knot to capsize in certain circumstances. To address these shortcomings, a number of more secure variations of the bowline have been developed for use in safety-critical applications, or by securing the knot with an overhand knot backup.

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  1. bowline

    A bowline is a type of knot used in sailing and climbing, characterized by its strength and ease of untying. It forms a fixed loop at the end of a rope that cannot shrink or expand and is often called the "king of knots" due to its importance and versatility.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bowlinenoun

    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

Wikidata

  1. Bowline

    The bowline is an ancient and simple knot used to form a fixed loop at the end of a rope. It has the virtues of being both easy to tie and untie. The bowline is sometimes referred as King of the knots because of its importance. It is one of the four basic maritime knots. The structure of the bowline is identical to that of the sheet bend, except the bowline forms a loop in one rope and the sheet bend joins two ropes. Along with the sheet bend and the clove hitch, the bowline is often considered one of the most essential knots. Although generally considered a reliable knot, its main deficiencies are a tendency to work loose when not under load, to slip when pulled sideways and the bight portion of the knot to capsize in certain circumstances. To address these shortcomings, a number of more secure variations of the bowline have been developed for use in safety-critical applications.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. bowline

    A rope leading forward which is fastened to a space connected by bridles to cringles on the leech or perpendicular edge of the square sails: it is used to keep the weather-edge of the sail tight forward and steady when the ship is close hauled to the wind; and which, indeed, being hauled taut, enables the ship to come nearer to the wind. Hence the ship sails on a bowline, or stands on a taut bowline.--To check or come up a bowline is to slacken it when the wind becomes large or free.--To sharp or set taut a bowline is to pull it as taut as it can well bear.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. BOWLINE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Bowline is ranked #111988 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Bowline surname appeared 157 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Bowline.

    84.7% or 133 total occurrences were White.
    7.6% or 12 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    6.3% or 10 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bowline in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bowline in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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