headrope

noun

Definition of headrope

  1. 1 obsolete :  a rope leading from a masthead as a stay

  2. 2a :  a part of a boltrope that is sewed along the upper edge of a sail b :  a rope along the upper edge of a fishnet

  3. 3a :  a rope at the head of an animal (as for tying or leading it) b :  headfast

  4. 4 :  agal

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Origin and Etymology of headrope

Middle English hedrope, from hed head + rope


First Known Use: 13th century


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