Definition of bowline noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    bowline

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈboʊlən//
     
    , NAmE//ˈboʊlaɪn//
     
     
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  1. 1a rope that attaches one side of a sail to the bow 1of a boat
  2. 2a type of knot, used for making a loop at the end of a rope