backrope
the headline of a drift or ring net (all q.v.)

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • backrope — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : a rope or chain extending aft on each side of a sailing ship from the lower end of the dolphin striker to the bows see ship illustration 2. : cat back …   Useful english dictionary

  • martingale backrope — noun : one of the stays leading from the lower end of a martingale to either bow of a sailing ship …   Useful english dictionary

  • back of line — end rope (a line connecting the end of the first or last section of a longline backrope or string to the dan line (all q.v.). Also called dumb string, longline, dummy, end tow, lud tow and spreadline) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • dumb string — end rope (a line connecting the end of the first or last section of a longline backrope or string to the dan line (all q.v.). Also called back of line, longline, dummy, end tow, lud tow and spreadline) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • dummy — 1) the towpost amidships to which the warp is attached by a stopper when towing the trawl 2) end rope (a line connecting the end of the first or last section of a longline backrope or string to the dan line (all q.v.). Also called back of line,… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • end rope — a line connecting the end of the first or last section of a longline backrope or string to the dan line (all q.v.). Also called back of line, dumb string, longline, dummy, end tow, lud tow and spreadline …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • longline — 1) a fishing line with baited hooks set at intervals on branch lines; it may be 150 km long and have several thousand hooks and can be on the sea bed or above it supported by floats. It may be anchored or drift free and is marked by floats.… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • lud tow — end rope (a line connecting the end of the first or last section of a longline backrope or string to the dan line (all q.v.). Also called back of line, dumb string, longline, dummy, end tow and spreadline) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • spreadline — end rope (a line connecting the end of the first or last section of a longline backrope or string to the dan line (all q.v.). Also called back of line, dumb string, longline, dummy, end tow and lud tow) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • gobline — ˈgäˌblīn noun Etymology: gob (origin unknown) + line : a backrope from the dolphin striker …   Useful english dictionary

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