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

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of guess–warp

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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up guess–warp? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

Get Word of the Day daily email!