bolt·​rope ˈbōlt-ˌrōp How to pronounce boltrope (audio)
: a strong rope stitched to the edges of a sail to strengthen it

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of boltrope was in the 14th century

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“Boltrope.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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