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leg rope Line breaks: leg rope

Definition of leg rope in English:


Australian /NZ
1(In surfing) a rope attached to a surfboard and tied to the surfer’s ankle to prevent the board being washed away by the surf.
Example sentences
  • He managed to flag down a passing boat after he became tangled with his leg rope and was having trouble keeping his head above water.
  • He suffered severe head trauma when a stray board, whose owner was not wearing a leg rope, smashed into the back of his head fracturing his skull.
  • When I was a kid, one time I got my leg rope wrapped around my whole body like a ball, under water.
2A rope used to secure an animal by one hind leg.
Example sentences
  • The cows were baled individually and then I had to bend down behind them and fit a leg rope to the cow's leg, just above the hoof.
  • She was a champion at putting her foot in the bucket of fresh milk when it was half full, so eventually we had to employ the use of a leg rope.
  • The hind leg rope is always a bit longer than the front leg rope.

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