boltrope

noun
bolt·​rope | \ ˈbōlt-ˌrōp How to pronounce boltrope (audio) \

Definition of boltrope

: a strong rope stitched to the edges of a sail to strengthen it

First Known Use of boltrope

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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