guest-rope

or guest rope

[gest-rohp]

noun Nautical.

a rope suspended from the side of a vessel or a boom as an object to which other vessels can moor, or to afford a hold for persons in such vessels.
a line sent out from a vessel to a fixed object or a buoy or anchor to help the vessel in warping.
a line, in addition to the towrope, to steady a boat in tow.

Nearby words

  1. guest of honor,
  2. guest room,
  3. guest rope,
  4. guest star,
  5. guest worker,
  6. guest-shot,
  7. guestbook,
  8. guesthouse,
  9. guestimate,
  10. guestlist

Origin of guest-rope

1615–25; guest < ? + rope

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