A length of thick strong cord made by twisting together strands of hemp, sisal, nylon, or similar material
Having no patience or energy left to cope with something
Used in reference to execution by hanging
his feet were roped together
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 operated by, or held with, the hand.
The part of a bolt rope which is sewn on to the upper edge of a sail.
(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.
To inflict a rope burn on.
An abrasion of the skin caused by the friction of a rope.
= 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 rope sewn round the edge of a vessel’s sail to prevent tearing
A rope to which the lower edge of a sail is sewn
A skipping rope
(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
A long piece of ground where ropes are made
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
A rope, cable, or other line used in towing
A length of rope made from wires twisted together as strands
A rope used for hanging, a gallows rope.
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.
A horse trained to be ridden by a person lassoing an animal.