rope·​walk ˈrōp-ˌwȯk How to pronounce ropewalk (audio)
: a long covered walk, building, or room where ropes are manufactured

Examples of ropewalk in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the early morning hours of July 30, 1794, a ropewalk, a building where ropes were woven by hand, caught fire in Boston. Maria Lovato,, 5 Aug. 2019 The town was also known for its shipbuilding and had ropewalks for making the many ropes that were needed for this industry. Courant Community, 1 May 2018 Maltby Street Market Maltby Street Market, also known as the Ropewalk in reference to a ropewalk nearby, has been around since 2010. Jenn Harris,, 13 Aug. 2017 The rope, stretched out on a ropewalk, is then coiled together when finished. Juquai McDuffie, Popular Mechanics, 5 June 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1672, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ropewalk was in 1672

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“Ropewalk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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rope·​walk -ˌwȯk How to pronounce ropewalk (audio)
: a place where rope is made
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