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guide rope

noun
1.
a rope fastened, usually at an angle, to a hoisting or towing line, to guide the object being moved.
2.
Aeronautics. a long rope hung downward from a balloon and trailing along the ground, used to regulate the altitude of the balloon and to act as a brake.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25
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British Dictionary definitions for guide-rope

guide rope

noun
1.
a stay or rope attached to another rope that is lifting a load, either to steady the load or guide the rope
2.
another name for dragrope (sense 2)
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