Origin of trail rope
Examples from the Web for trail rope
While watching his various manoeuvres, an object on the ground drew my attention—it was the trail-rope left by my horse.The Hunters' Feast|Mayne Reid
This consists in allowing the end of the trail-rope to drag on the ground.
So deciding, he slips out of the saddle; and letting his horse out on the trail-rope, lays himself down.The Death Shot|Mayne Reid
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|Mayne Reid
A 'trail-rope' is usually carried, with which the practice of 'trailing' may be effected over open country or the sea.