Guide rope
Guide rope Guide rope (A["e]ronautics) A rope hung from a balloon or dirigible so as trail along the ground for about half its length, used to preserve altitude automatically, by variation of the length dragging on the ground, without loss of ballast or gas. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • guide rope — noun a rope used to guide the movement of the load of a crane • Hypernyms: ↑rope * * * noun : a rope hung from a balloon or dirigible so as to trail along the ground for about half its length and used especially to preserve altitude by variation… …   Useful english dictionary

  • guide rope — 1. a rope fastened, usually at an angle, to a hoisting or towing line, to guide the object being moved. 2. Aeron. a long rope hung downward from a balloon and trailing along the ground, used to regulate the altitude of the balloon and to act as a …   Universalium

  • guide rope — /ˈgaɪd roʊp/ (say guyd rohp) noun 1. Aeronautics a long rope trailing along the ground from a balloon and used to regulate altitude and act as a brake. 2. a rope fastened to a hoisting or towing line, to guide the object being moved …   Australian English dictionary

  • guide — n. & v. n. 1 a person who leads or shows the way, or directs the movements of a person or group. 2 a person who conducts travellers on tours etc. 3 a professional mountain climber in charge of a group. 4 an adviser. 5 a directing principle or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Guide — Guide, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Guided}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Guiding}.] [OE. guiden, gyden, F. guiaer, It. guidare; prob. of Teutonic origin; cf. Goth. ritan to watch over, give heed to, Icel. viti signal, AS. witan to know. The word prob. meant, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • guide|line — «GYD LYN», noun. 1. Usually, guidelines. a guide, principle, or policy for determining a future course of action: »to adopt new guidelines for the national defense. 2. a rope or other object serving as a guide …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rope splicing — A line eye spliced to a snap shackle. Rope splicing in ropework is the forming of a semi permanent joint between two ropes or two parts of the same rope by partly untwisting and then interweaving their strands. Splices can be used to form a… …   Wikipedia

  • Guide of Dunkirk — The Guide of Dunkirk was a lifeboat whose construction was funded by the Girl Guides in 1940. She was self righting and designed for launch from a beach. As one of the Little Ships of Dunkirk she was used in the evacuation of Allied soldiers from …   Wikipedia

  • drag|rope — «DRAG ROHP», noun. 1. a rope for pulling something, especially an artillery weapon. 2. a rope dragging from something, such as the guide rope sometimes hung downward from a balloon …   Useful english dictionary

  • Drag rope — Drag line Drag line or Drag rope Drag rope (A[ e]ronautics) A guide rope. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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