rope·walk | \ˈrōp-ˌwȯk \

Definition of ropewalk 

: a long covered walk, building, or room where ropes are manufactured

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The town was also known for its shipbuilding and had ropewalks for making the many ropes that were needed for this industry. Courant Community, "Community News For The Glastonbury Edition," 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,, "Four great markets for street food in London," 13 Aug. 2017 The rope, stretched out on a ropewalk, is then coiled together when finished. Juquai Mcduffie, Popular Mechanics, "How Rope Is Made the Old Fashioned Way," 5 June 2017

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First Known Use of ropewalk

1672, in the meaning defined above

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