trail rope


noun

a guide rope on an aerostat.

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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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