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A sailmaker's term meaning to sew reef bands and buntline bands onto sails to add extra strength to the sail where the reef-points are fixed, and to prevent chafe in a square sail where the buntline lies along it. It is only the larger sails, particularly in square-rigged ships, that have these bands tabled onto them.

Subjects: Maritime History.


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