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[ drag-rohp ]
/ ˈdrægˌroʊp /


a rope for dragging something, as a piece of artillery.
a rope dragging from something, as the guide rope from a balloon.

Nearby words

dragonhead, dragonnade, dragonnades, dragonroot, dragoon, dragrope, dragsaw, dragster, dragsville, draguignan, dragée

Origin of dragrope

First recorded in 1760–70; drag + rope Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for dragrope


/ (ˈdræɡˌrəʊp) /


a rope used to drag military equipment, esp artillery
Also called: dragline, guide rope a rope trailing from a balloon or airship for mooring or braking purposes
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