boltrope

or bolt rope

[bohlt-rohp]

Origin of boltrope

First recorded in 1620–30; bolt1 + rope
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boltrope

noun
  1. nautical a rope sewn to the foot or luff of a sail to strengthen it

Word Origin for boltrope

C17: from bolt 1 + rope
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