Definition of standing part in English:

standing part

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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.
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    • 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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Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody