Guess warp
Guess warp 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]

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  • Guess rope — (Naut.) A guess warp. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • guess-rope — var. of GUEST ROPE. * * * ˈgesˌrōp noun Etymology: alteration (influenced by guess warp) of earlier guest rope 1. : guess warp 2. : guest rope * * * gue …   Useful english dictionary

  • ges-warp — var. guess warp …   Useful english dictionary

  • gyes warp — obs. form of guess warp …   Useful english dictionary

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  • guest rope — ˈgeˌstrōp noun Etymology: probably alteration of guess (as in guess warp) 1. : a line that is supplementary to a towline and is used especially to keep the tow steady 2. : a line run along a ship s side or out to the end of a boom for small boats …   Useful english dictionary

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  • geswarp — variant of guess warp …   Useful english dictionary

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