baggywrinkle

noun
bag·​gy·​wrin·​kle
variants: or less commonly bagywrinkle \ -​ˌriŋkəl \
plural -s

Definition of baggywrinkle

: protective gear made from frayed out rope and used on ship rigging to prevent chafing

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First Known Use of baggywrinkle

1951, in the meaning defined above

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“Baggywrinkle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/baggywrinkle. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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