tail rope


Definition of tail rope

: a rope attached to the rear part or end of something: such as
a : a rope fastened to the tail of a mine car or train to haul it back empty after unloading or to brake its speed on a downgrade
b : the rope beneath either of two counterbalancing cages in a mine shaft

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“Tail rope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tail%20rope. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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