headrope

noun

Definition of headrope 

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

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

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

b : headfast

4 : agal

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First Known Use of headrope

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for headrope

Middle English hedrope, from hed head + rope

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