Bowline

What does "Bowline" mean?

Today it means: A loop in the end of a rope.

The bowline , pronounced boh-linn, is the "King of knots" and one every sailor should know blindfolded. It is used to make a loop at the end of a line which will not slip and cannot be un-done while under tension. When not under tension it is very easy to undo. A has many uses but chief amongst these is to attach sheets to jibs and on mooring lines. There are many different bowlines for individual jobs. It's full name is bow line knot .

See also: Bow line   

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              



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