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bolt rope

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Definition of bolt rope in English:

noun

A rope sewn round the edge of a vessel’s sail to prevent tearing.
Example sentences
  • In contrast, the bolt rope sail has much greater turbulence in the area immediately behind the mast.
  • I had about a hundred feet of bolt rope to sew around the two sails, and it took two days to do it.
  • The upper and lower hems have bolt ropes installed to slide inside the yard and boom.

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