Definition of foot rope in English:

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foot rope

noun

Sailing
1A rope to which the lower edge of a sail is sewn.
Example sentences
  • Swing Ropes are constructed from Natural Fibre and foot ropes are usually ferrule pressed Wire Rope.
2A rope below a yard on which a sailor can stand while furling or reefing a sail.
Example sentences
  • Ratlines are the little ropes that form the steps or foot ropes that run crosswise between the shrouds.
  • He showed me what I could step on to get to the foot ropes, and then we were on the yard.
  • Some experienced seamen even ran along the tops of the yards, dropping onto the foot ropes when they reached their station!

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