trail rope

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noun

a guide rope on an aerostat.

Nearby words

  1. trail boss,
  2. trail herd,
  3. trail man,
  4. trail mix,
  5. trail of tears,
  6. trailable,
  7. trailblaze,
  8. trailblazer,
  9. trailblazing,
  10. trailboard

Origin of trail rope

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50

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British Dictionary definitions for trail rope

trail rope

noun

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
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