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  1. a long, narrow path or building where ropes are made.
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Origin of ropewalk

First recorded in 1665–75; rope + walk
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Examples from the Web for ropewalk

Historical Examples

  • Again he spoke of "a fellow who couldn't go straight in a ropewalk."

    Reminiscences, 1819-1899

    Julia Ward Howe.

  • The challenger rode idle and alone up and down the ropewalk.

  • A man, who worked in the ropewalk, said something to them which they did not like, and they beat him.

  • There was but one ropewalk, and that was on the neck, inside the gate.

  • I felt even more lost and friendless as I entered the long, cold arcade (known as the Ropewalk) of the Albany.

    Simon the Jester

    William J. Locke

British Dictionary definitions for ropewalk


  1. a long narrow usually covered path or shed where ropes are made
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