headrope
(headline)
The length of rope or wire in a trawl to which the top wings and cover netting are attached.

Fisheries — dictionary. . 2004.

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  • Headrope — Head rope ( r[=o]p ), n. (Naut.) That part of a boltrope which is sewed to the upper edge or head of a sail. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • headrope — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: Middle English hedrope, from hed head + rope 1. obsolete : a rope leading from a masthead as a stay 2. a. : a part of a boltrope that is sewed along the u …   Useful english dictionary

  • Headline — Head line ( l[imac]n ), n. 1. (Print.) The line at the head or top of a page. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) See {Headrope}. [1913 Webster] 3. (Journalism) A title for an article in a newspaper, sometimes one line, sometimes more, set in larger and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • otter trawl — demersal trawl operated by a single vessel in which the horizontal opening of the net is achieved and maintained by angle towed otter boards (large rectangular boards of timber or steel) and the vertical opening by a combination of floats on the… …   Fisheries — dictionary

  • dragger trawl — otter trawl (a towed net that strains demersal fish out of the water. Rectangular otter boards of wood or steel on the tow ropes plane through the water and help keep the mouth open and give the trawl its name; floats on the headrope and weights… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • otter trawl — a towed net that strains demersal fish out of the water. Rectangular otter boards of wood or steel on the tow ropes plane through the water and help keep the mouth open and give the trawl its name; floats on the headrope and weights on the ground …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • headstick — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a short stick fitted to the headrope of a jib headed sail or an ensign to prevent twisting * * * headˈstick noun (printing) Formerly a straight piece of furniture placed at the head of a forme, between the chase and the type • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • latching — noun ( s) Etymology: from gerund of latch (I) : an eye formed on the headrope of a bonnet by which it is attached to the foot of a sail called also lasket; usually used in plural …   Useful english dictionary

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