footrope

noun
foot·rope | \ ˈfu̇t-ˌrōp \

Definition of footrope 

1 : the part of a boltrope sewed to the lower edge of a sail

2 : a rope rigged below a yard for crew members to stand on

First Known Use of footrope

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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