variants or geswarp
: a line carried in a small boat from a ship to a buoy, an anchor, or the shore
: a line led from a ship through a fairlead on a boat boom for small boats to make fast to

Word History


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

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“Guess-warp.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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