Guest rope

Guest rope
Guest rope Guest" rope" (Naut.) The line by which a boat makes fast to the swinging boom. --Ham. Nav. Encyc. [1913 Webster]

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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

  • guest-rope — /gest rohp /, n. Naut. 1. a rope suspended from the side of a vessel or a boom as an object to which other vessels can moor, or to afford a hold for persons in such vessels. 2. a line sent out from a vessel to a fixed object or a buoy or anchor… …   Universalium

  • guest-rope — n. (also guess rope) 1 a second rope fastened to a boat in tow to steady it. 2 a rope slung outside a ship to give a hold for boats coming alongside. Etymology: 17th c.: orig. uncert …   Useful english dictionary

  • guest rope — noun 1》 a second rope fastened to a boat in tow to keep it steady. 2》 a rope slung outside a ship to give a hold for boats coming alongside …   English new terms dictionary

  • rope — Synonyms and related words: Havana, allure, ample scope, anchor, anchor chain, anchor rode, attach, attract, ax, backropes, bag, bait, bait the hook, band, bandage, becket, beheading, belt, belvedere, bend, bind, bind up, blandish, blank check,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • 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

  • Gift rope — Gift Gift, n. [OE. gift, yift, yeft, AS. gift, fr. gifan to give; akin to D. & G. gift, Icel. gift, gipt, Goth. gifts (in comp.). See {Give}, v. t.] 1. Anything given; anything voluntarily transferred by one person to another without… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grab rope — noun : guest rope 2 * * * Naut. a rope supported to afford a hold for a person walking up a gangplank, working aloft, etc. Also called grab line. * * * grab rope, = grab line. (Cf. ↑grab line) …   Useful english dictionary

  • chest-rope — [chest rope A misprint in some editions of Smith s Seaman s Grammar, and thence in Dictionaries for ghest rope, guest rope, q.v. ] …   Useful english dictionary

  • hand rope — noun 1. : guest rope 2 2. : a very flexible wire rope made up of usually six strands about a hemp center and used for signal pulls, steering lines, elevator controlling devices …   Useful english dictionary

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