guide rope

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noun

a rope fastened, usually at an angle, to a hoisting or towing line, to guide the object being moved.
Aeronautics. a long rope hung downward from a balloon and trailing along the ground, used to regulate the altitude of the balloon and to act as a brake.

Nearby words

  1. guide dog,
  2. guide fossil,
  3. guide left,
  4. guide rail,
  5. guide right,
  6. guide vanes,
  7. guide word,
  8. guideboard,
  9. guidebook,
  10. guided

Origin of guide rope

First recorded in 1815–25

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British Dictionary definitions for guide rope

guide rope

noun

a stay or rope attached to another rope that is lifting a load, either to steady the load or guide the rope
another name for dragrope (def. 2)
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