Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The wire rope by which the foot of a fore-and-aft sail is secured to the boom. It runs fore and aft through the eyes screwed in on top of the boom, and through small thimbles sewed on the bolt-rope, on the foot of the sail, at every seam.
“She professed to have been unable to see anything going on in the house from her place of confinement, but in the room at Enfield Wash there was a large hole through the floor for a jack-rope, which gave a full view of the kitchen, where the inmates of the house chiefly resorted.”
‘jack-rope’ hasn't been added to any lists yet.
Looking for tweets for jack-rope.