Definition of standing part in English:

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standing part

noun

The end of a rope or sheet in a ship’s rigging which is made fast, as distinct from the end to be hauled on.
Example sentences
  • He makes it fast to the cable - he reeves the jeer-fall through it - the jeer-fall is brought to the capstan, with the standing part belayed to the bitts.

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