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foot•rope (fŏŏt′rōp′),USA pronunciation n. [Naut.]
- the portion of the boltrope to which the lower edge of a sail is sewn.
- a rope suspended a few feet beneath a yard, bowsprit, jib boom, or spanker boom to give a footing for a person handling sails.
- foot + rope 1765–75
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