A length of strong cord made by twisting together strands of natural fibers such as hemp or artificial fibers such as polypropylene
Used in reference to execution by hanging
secure the rope to the post
A rope used on a boat; specifically (originally) one used in the rigging of a sail boat; (later) one used by a ship to tow a boat or lower a lifeboat.
A rope sewn around the edge of a vessel’s sail to prevent tearing
A rope to which the lower edge of a sail is sewn
A rope operated by, or held with, the hand.
The part of a bolt rope which is sewn on to the upper edge of a sail.
A length of rope used for jumping by swinging it over the head and under the feet
(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
(In acrobatics) = slack-rope; (also occasionally) a low tightrope.
A rope which hauls a train of full wagons from the working face to the pit bottom.
A rope passing through a sheave in the head of a topmast, used for raising and lowering upper masts.
A rope attached to a net.
A rope attached to or passing through a ring; specifically (Nautical) a rope used to make the anchor cable of a ship more secure during bad weather.
An abrasion of the skin caused by the friction of a rope.
To inflict a rope burn on.
= rope's end.
Hanging; lynch law.
A pump of which the main component is a continuous piece of rope.
The compartment or passage through which a driving-rope passes.
A boxing ring marked off by a rope.
A cylinder or drum around which is wound a rope for communicating motion.
A kind of silk made with a greater number of strands than ordinary silk.
A mechanical device for conveying skiers up a slope, in the form of an endless moving rope.
A place where ropes are made; a ropewalk.
A yard where ropes are made.
Loosely twisted fibers used for making the strands of rope
A rope used to secure an animal round the rump.
A mooring rope with both ends on board ship, enabling the crew to cast off without disembarking
A rope lowered from above to the lead climber in a group, typically to give assistance at a difficult part of a climb
Another term for towline.
A length of rope made from wires twisted together as strands; cable
A rope used for hanging, a gallows rope.
A second rope fastened to a boat in tow to keep it steady
A rope used to guide the movement of the load of a crane
The cord used to close up the mouth of a purse seine.
Nautical. The rope to which the edges of the rigging are attached.
= rope roll.
A border resembling the twisted strands of rope.
The boring of wells or shafts using a drill suspended and worked by means of a rope.
A type of strong brown paper originally made from old rope.
Suffering from rope burn.
An ornamental chain (for a watch, etc.) made in imitation of the pattern of a rope.
A performance on the tightrope.
A person who performs on a rope suspended at some height above the ground; a tightrope walker.
A ferry pulled by a rope.
Any of various grasses or grass-like plants resembling rope or used for making rope.