Definition of ridgerope

  1. 1 :  a lifeline alongside the bowsprit of a ship

  2. 2 :  a rope just above and parallel to a ship's rail

  3. 3a :  the backbone of a ship's awning b :  a rope along a ship's side to which the side of an awning is made fast c :  a rope forming the backbone or ridgepole of a tent

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Origin and Etymology of ridgerope

1ridge + rope

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to cast off or become cast off

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