from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Nautical A rope sewn into the outer edge of a sail to prevent it from tearing.
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- n. Alternative spelling of bolt-rope.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A rope stitched to the edges of a sail to strengthen the sail.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A superior kind of hemp cordage sewed on the edges of sails to strengthen them.
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