or bolt rope
Origin of boltrope
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Examples from the Web for boltrope
Is there nothing earthly that hangs upon your mind, Boltrope?The Pilot
J. Fenimore Cooper
But the news of the sudden and serious illness of Captain Boltrope put off the duel.
This face seemed again changed to the well-known stern features of Captain Boltrope.
I approached Captain Boltrope and repeated the salute without conscientiously omitting a single detail.
Twenty men sprang eagerly forward to execute the order, among the foremost of whom were Boltrope and the stranger.Sea Stories
- nautical a rope sewn to the foot or luff of a sail to strengthen it
C17: from bolt 1 + rope
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