Guess rope

Guess rope
Guess rope Guess" rope" (Naut.) A guess warp. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Guess warp — (Naut.) A rope or hawser by which a vessel is towed or warped along; so called because it is necessary to guess at the length to be carried in the boat making the attachment to a distant object. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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