guess–warp

noun \ˈgeˌswȯrp\
variants: or

geswarp

\ˈgeˌswȯrp\

Definition of guess–warp

  1. 1 :  a line carried in a small boat from a ship to a buoy, an anchor, or the shore

  2. 2 :  guest rope

  3. 3 :  a line led from a ship through a fairlead on a boat boom for small boats to make fast to

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Origin and Etymology of guess–warp

Middle English gyes warp, from gyes (origin and meaning unknown) + warp


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