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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (nautical) a small horizontal rope between the shrouds of a sailing ship.

Usage examples (37)
  • Do you have any reason for thinking any kind of ratline is necessary for former commie criminals to get into the US?
  • With this in mind, will the Syrian "ratline" become largely exterminated?
  • She hitched her belly tight and kicked up a foot to catch a ratline.
  • Slowly he worked his way along the ratline, looking for the source of the sound. for more
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