Definition of leg rope in English:

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leg rope


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: he paddled out into the long slow swells, and took off his leg rope
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  • There's not really a lot of equipment involved in surfing, but one item that may prove to be invaluable to you is the leash or leg rope.
  • The leg rope allows people to fall off surfboards without having to swim to shore to retrieve rock-damaged foam and fibreglass.
  • One of the best things to happen to surfing did, however, happened in 1973, when surfer Jack O'Neill invented the leash, or leg rope.
2A rope used to secure an animal by one hind leg: those cows renowned for kicking had a leg rope put on them
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  • Tess, who twice daily milked eight or ten cows that stood placidly for her in the field, unrestrained by bail or leg-rope, also helped in butter and cheese making.
  • Run the leg rope from the right ankle up over the horse's back.
  • The hind leg rope is always a bit longer than the front leg rope.

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