Small lengths of cord attached to a sail, used to secure the excess fabric after reefing; reef points
the halves of yarns in the unlaid end of a rope twisted for pointing or grafting
small lines used to sling hammocks under the deck beams
Origin: [See Knittle.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
Small line used for seizings, and for hammock-clues. (See KNITTLE.)--To nettle, is to provoke.
The numerical value of Nettles in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Nettles in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5