Bow line

What does "Bow line" mean?

Today it means: A mooring line from the bow to the shore.

The bow line is a mooring warp laid from the bow of a vessel to the shore. The purpose of a bow line is to stop the sideways movement away from the quayside and not forwards and backwards which is the job of a spring. A bow line is quite different to a bowline.

See also: Spring   

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              

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