jawrope

[ jaw-rohp ]
/ ˈdʒɔˌroʊp /

noun Nautical.

a rope tied across the jaw of a gaff to hold it to the mast.

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Origin of jawrope

First recorded in 1825–35; jaw1 + rope
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