Boltrope
Boltrope Bolt"rope`, n. (Naut.) A rope stitched to the edges of a sail to strengthen the sail. [1913 Webster]

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  • boltrope — [bōlt′rōp΄] n. [ BOLT1 + ROPE] a rope sewn into the edge seam of a sail to prevent tearing: also bolt rope …   English World dictionary

  • boltrope — noun Date: 14th century a strong rope stitched to the edges of a sail to strengthen it …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • boltrope — /bohlt rohp /, n. 1. Naut. a rope or the cordage sewn on the edges of a sail to strengthen it. 2. a superior grade of rope. Also, bolt rope. [1620 30; BOLT1 + ROPE] * * * …   Universalium

  • boltrope — strong rope stitched to edges of a sail Nautical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • boltrope — n. (Nautical) rope stitched along the lower edge of a sail to make it stronger and prevent it from tearing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • boltrope — bolt•rope [[t]ˈboʊltˌroʊp[/t]] n. navig. a rope or the cordage sewn on the edges of a sail to strengthen it • Etymology: 1620–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • boltrope — /ˈboʊltroʊp/ (say bohltrohp) noun 1. Nautical a rope or the cordage sewn on the edges of a sail or the like to strengthen it. 2. a superior grade of rope …   Australian English dictionary

  • boltrope — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: bolt (I) + rope 1. : a strong usually hemp rope stitched to the edges of a sail to strengthen it 2. : any rope of superior quality (as of strength) * * * /bohlt rohp /, n. 1. Naut. a rope or the cordage sewn on the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • leach — Leech Leech, n. [Cf. LG. leik, Icel. l[=i]k, Sw. lik boltrope, st[*a]ende liken the leeches.] (Naut.) The border or edge at the side of a sail. [Written also {leach}.] [1913 Webster] {Leech line}, a line attached to the leech ropes of sails,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Leech — Leech, n. [Cf. LG. leik, Icel. l[=i]k, Sw. lik boltrope, st[*a]ende liken the leeches.] (Naut.) The border or edge at the side of a sail. [Written also {leach}.] [1913 Webster] {Leech line}, a line attached to the leech ropes of sails, passing up …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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