foot·​rope ˈfu̇t-ˌrōp How to pronounce footrope (audio)
: the part of a boltrope sewed to the lower edge of a sail
: a rope rigged below a yard for crew members to stand on

Word History

First Known Use

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of footrope was before the 12th century

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“Footrope.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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