Definition of slip rope
1 : a rope by which a cable is secured preparatory to clearing hawse
2 : a rope so fastened that it can easily and quickly be unfastened
Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:
- More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Origin and Etymology of slip rope
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up slip rope? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).