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Definition of "footrope" [foot•rope]

  • Nautical A rope attached to the lower border of a sail. (noun)
  • Nautical A rope, rigged beneath a yard, for sailors to stand on during the reefing or furling of sail. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "footrope" in a sentence
  • "When it came my time, I stepped past the Kidona swanneck that secured the footrope of the bridge and out onto it."
  • "The only weapon to hand was the cavalla sabre thrust into the earth and securing the footrope of the bridge."
  • "A swanneck driven into the earth secured the end of the fine yellow footrope closest to me."