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Definition of the noun ratlin

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noun - plural: ratlins

  1. (nautical) a small horizontal rope between the shrouds of a sailing ship; they form a ladder for climbing aloft
    • domain: navigation / sailing / seafaring
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • alternative spelling: ratline
    • more generic word: line = something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible
    • part of: ship = a vessel that carries passengers or freight

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Google previewPublications (1843)

ratlin is a linear measure, the exact value of which could not be ascertained. According to common belief of the Muhammedans, this bridge appears of different shapes; to the good, a straight and pleasant road of thirty-seven fathoms in breadth ...

Google previewA dictionary, practical, theoretical, and historical, of commerce and commercial navigation. [With] [With] (1844)

The bloom or sun ratlin is a different grape from the muscatel ; wt its preparation is the same. The lexlas acquire this name from the liquor, or ley. In which they are ,SiPped, and which is composed of water, ashes, and oil ; these, alter being ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2010)

The Classic First Edition by H. W. Fowler

ratlin, ratline, ratling. The derivation is uncertain; but the last syllable probably contains neither the word line nor the participle ...

Google previewChambers's English Dictionary (1872)

Pronouncing, Explanatory, and Etymological; with Vocabularies of Scottish Words and Phrases, Americanisms, &c by James Donald (F.R.G.S.)

RATLINE, RATLIN, ratlin, j „. One of the small RATTLING, rat'ling, j lines or ropes traversing the Bhrouds and forming the steps of the rigging of ships. RAT'S - BANE, ratz'-ban, n. Poison for rats : arsenious acid. RAT-TAIL, rat'-tal, adj. Like a rat's ...

Google previewPhreno-mnemotechnic Dictionary (1844)

Being a Philosophical Classification of All the Homophonic Words of the English Language; Containing Also Separate Classifications of Geographical, Mythological, Biographical, Scientific and Technical Homophonic Words to be Used in the Application of the Phreno-mnemotechnic Principles by Francis Fauvel-Gouraud

* 4152—Ratlin, hortulan, ratline, ortolan, ortalon. “ 4154–Riddler, retailer.

Google previewDictionary of Newfoundland English (1990)

Second Edition with supplement by W.J. Kirwin, G. M. Story, J.D.A. Widdowson

Hawsers, Roads, Ratlin, Bolt-rope, Houseline, Marline, Hambroline, and Spunyarn.



RATLINE, RATLIN, ratlin ...

Google previewThe British encyclopedia, or, Dictionary of arts and sciences (1809)

by William Nicholson

The calf is then to be cut through, by an oblique incision slanting upwards ; the rest of the muscles, and the interosseous ligament, should be divided by a double-edged knife, called a ratlin, and the bones sawn, after the previous application of ...

Google previewA Phonographic Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language (1846)

Abridged from the Octavo by William Bolles

Ratlin. rāt-lon, n. a small line traRatline, rätoli'n, n. versing the shrouds of a ...

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Scrabble value of R1A1T1L1I1N1

The value of this 6-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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