Definition of rope's end in English:

rope's end

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Pronunciation: /rəʊpsˈɛnd
 
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historical

noun

  • A short piece of rope used for flogging, especially on ships.
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    • Alternatively, I also have a thing about random whippings such as might be done by a bosuns mate with a rope's end on board ship.

verb

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  • (rope's-end) [with object] Flog with a rope’s end: I would rope’s-end those lubbers

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