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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mar·line /ˈmɑrlən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mar·line n.  Naut. A small line composed of two strands a little twisted, used for winding around ropes and cables, to prevent their being weakened by fretting.
 Marline spike, Marling spike Naut., an iron tool tapering to a point, used to separate the strands of a rope in splicing and in marling. It has an eye in the thick end to which a lanyard is attached. See Fid. [Written also marlin spike]
 Marline-spike bird. [The name alludes to the long middle tail feathers.] Zool. (a) A tropic bird. (b) A jager, or skua gull.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mar·line v. t.  Naut. To wind marline around; as, to marline a rope.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a small usually tarred line of 2 strands