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noun

Sailing
  • 1A rope to which the lower edge of a sail is sewn.
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    • 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.
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    • 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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