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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About boltrope

Time Traveler for boltrope

Time Traveler

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

See more words from the same century

Dictionary Entries Near boltrope

bolton thumb

boltrope

Boltzmann constant

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for boltrope

Cite this Entry

“Boltrope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boltrope. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!