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While GordMay uses "Anchor Spring Line" to describe a snubber or bridle, I can't think of anyone else who does or didn't use the term without some reference to GordMay's writing. I believe Cam is correct that "spring lines" are generally taken to refer to lines connecting a boat to a pier or other fixed shore structure, not an anchor.
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