- a guide rope on an aerostat.
Origin of trail rope
Examples from the Web for trail rope
Historical Examples of trail rope
This consists in allowing the end of the trail-rope to drag on the ground.
A 'trail-rope' is usually carried, with which the practice of 'trailing' may be effected over open country or the sea.
Per contra, as it falls the weight of the trail-rope is taken by the ground and so lightens the balloon.
So deciding, he slips out of the saddle; and letting his horse out on the trail-rope, lays himself down.The Death Shot
At sight of the bear he had run out to the end of his trail-rope, and was snorting and plunging with affright.The War Trail
- another name for dragrope (def. 2)
- a long rope formerly used for various military purposes, esp to allow a vehicle, horses, or men to pull a gun carriage