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Bowline

Bowline is a type of knot, producing a strong loop of a fixed size, topologically similar to a sheet bend.

What is Bowline?

Bowline is a type of knot, producing a strong loop of a fixed size, topologically similar to a sheet bend. It is also a rope attached to the side of a sail to pull it towards the bow (for keeping the windward edge of the sail steady). A bowline (sometimes spelled as two words, bow line) is a rope that holds the edge of a square sail towards the bow of the ship and into the wind, preventing it from being taken aback.

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