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Meaning of NETTLES

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Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Net"tles\, n. pl. [See {Knittle}.] (Naut.)
(a) The halves of yarns in the unlaid end of a rope twisted
    for pointing or grafting.
(b) Small lines used to sling hammocks under the deck beams.
(c) Reef points.

 



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