rope's end


Definition of rope's end

  1. 1 :  a piece of rope especially for use as a lash for punishing

  2. 2 :  a hangman's noose

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Origin and Etymology of rope's end

Middle English roppys end, from roppys, ropes (genitive of 1rope) + end, ende end

First Known Use: 15th century

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to cast off or become cast off

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