[proh-lonj; French praw-lawnzh]
noun, plural prolonges [proh-lon-jiz; French praw-lawnzh] . Military.
a rope having a hook at one end and a toggle at the other, used for various purposes, as to draw a gun carriage.

1855–60; < French, noun derivative of prolonger to prolong Unabridged
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prolonge (prəˈlɒndʒ)
(formerly) a specially fitted rope used as part of the towing equipment of a gun carriage
[C19: from French, from prolonger to prolong]

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During the year such detention often was prolonge, due to the understaffed and mismanaged court system.
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