/ (ˈkɜːnˌmæntəl) /
mountaineering a rope made of many straight nylon fibres within a plaited sheath; used for its tensile strength, freedom from twisting, and elasticity
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Word Origin for kernmantel rope
C20: from German Kernmantel, from Kern core + Mantel coat, casing
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