Definition of baggywrinkle in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbaɡɪrɪnk(ə)l/


[mass noun]
Rope yarns wound around parts of a ship’s rigging to prevent chafe.
Example sentences
  • And a gollywobbler is a large, light-wind sail that can require baggywrinkle to limit chafing.
  • Chafing of a sail rubbing against a cable can be prevented on large ships by tying baggywrinkle around the cable.
  • In our workshop we are able to make up everything from a halyard to a mooring warp, from a sheet to a baggywrinkle so let us make up all your new running rigging needs, no matter how large or small.

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