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boltrope

or bolt rope

[ bohlt-rohp ]
/ ˈboʊltˌroʊp /
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noun

Nautical. a rope or the cordage sewn on the edges of a sail to strengthen it.
a superior grade of rope.

Nearby words

bolter, bolthead, bolting cloth, bolton, boltonia, boltrope, boltzmann, boltzmann constant, boltzmann, ludwig, bolus, bolyai

Origin of boltrope

First recorded in 1620–30; bolt1 + rope
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British Dictionary definitions for boltrope

boltrope

/ (ˈbəʊltˌrəʊp) /

noun

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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