round turn


noun

a complete turn of a rope or the like around an object.

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Origin of round turn

First recorded in 1835–45
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Example sentences from the Web for round turn

  • Haul well out, and take a round-turn with the earing round the cringle.

    The Seaman's Friend|Richard Henry Dana