guide rope

noun

Definition of guide rope

: a rope hung from a balloon or dirigible so as to trail along the ground for about half its length and used especially to preserve altitude by variation of the length dragging without loss of ballast or gas

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“Guide rope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/guide%20rope. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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