Definition of guide rope in English:

guide rope

Syllabification: guide rope

noun

  • A rope used to guide the movement of the load of a crane.
    More example sentences
    • He also invented the tail rope system which Poe describes in this tale, to conserve more gas by lifting or lowering the guide rope accordingly.
    • There was a tense moment when a sharp snapping sound rang through Ready but it was only one of the guide ropes that guided the steel hawser back onto the drum giving way.
    • On each cage, there are bolted ‘shoes’ that surround the guide ropes and thus allow the cage to slide up and down the shaft.

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