Boltrope

A reinforcing rope along the luff or the foot of the sail, it is slid into a slot along the edge of a spar (mast, boom).
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Boltrope

Bolt'rope` noun (Nautical) A rope stitched to the edges of a sail to strengthen the sail.
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Boltrope

• (n.) A rope stitched to the edges of a sail to strengthen the sail.
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boltrope

strong rope stitched to edges of a sail
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boltrope

Rope sewn along one or more edges of a sail to strengthen it and take some of the stress of the cloth when it is stretched tightly.
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Boltrope

Reinforcing rope laced around the edge of a sail.
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boltrope

strong rope stitched to edges of a sail
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