cordelle

cordelle

[kawr-del]
noun
1.
a heavy rope formerly used for towing boats on rivers in Canada and the U.S.
verb (used with object), cordelled, cordelling.
2.
to tow (a boat) by means of a cordelle.

Origin:
1785–95; < French, diminutive of corde cord

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