noun or·o·pe·sa \ˌȯrəˈpāsə\

Definition of oropesa



  1. :  one of a pair of torpedo-shaped floats towed one on each side by a minesweeper at a fixed distance to suspend the ends of the steel rope used to tear submerged mines from their moorings

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Origin and Etymology of oropesa

from Oropesa, British trawler that first used it

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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