Tripping line
Tripping Trip"ping, n. 1. Act of one who, or that which, trips. [1913 Webster]

2. A light dance. [1913 Webster]

Other trippings to be trod of lighter toes. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. (Naut.) The loosing of an anchor from the ground by means of its cable or buoy rope. [1913 Webster]

{Tripping line} (Naut.), a small rope attached to the topgallant or royal yard, used to trip the yard, and in lowering it to the deck; also, a line used in letting go the anchor. --Luce. [1913 Webster]


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