boltrope definition

  • noun:
    • Nautical A rope sewn into the external side of a sail to avoid it from tearing.
    • Alternative spelling of bolt-rope.
    • A rope stitched towards edges of a sail to strengthen the sail.
    • an exceptional form of hemp cordage sewed from the sides of sails to strengthen them.
    • Nautical A rope sewn into the outer side of a sail to avoid it from tearing.
    • alternate spelling of bolt-rope.
    • A rope stitched into the edges of a sail to bolster the sail.
    • an exceptional type of hemp cordage sewed from the edges of sails to bolster all of them.

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