dragrope

dragrope

[drag-rohp]
noun
1.
a rope for dragging something, as a piece of artillery.
2.
a rope, dragging from something, as the guide rope from a balloon.

Origin:
1760–70; drag + rope

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dragrope (ˈdræɡˌrəʊp)
 
n
1.  a rope used to drag military equipment, esp artillery
2.  dragline, Also called: guide rope a rope trailing from a balloon or airship for mooring or braking purposes

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