footrope

noun
foot·​rope | \ ˈfu̇t-ˌrōp How to pronounce footrope (audio) \

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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“Footrope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/footrope. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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