Footrope definition

fo͝otrōp
A rope attached to the lower edge of a sail.
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A rope, rigged beneath a yard, for sailors to stand on during the reefing or furling of sail.
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The part of a boltrope sewn into the lower edge of the sail.
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A piece of wire rope supported beneath a yard, upon which sailors stand when furling or reefing sail.
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(nautical) A rope attached to the lower part of a sail.
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(nautical) A rope attached to a yard that sailors stood on to stabilize it when furling or reefing.
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Noun

Singular:
footrope
Plural:
footropes

Origin of footrope