Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Nautical, a rope stretched from one place to another to prevent gear from getting foul; especially, a rope made fast to the stock of the waist-anchor, to keep the tacks and sheets from fouling on the stock.
- n. nautical a rope used on ship to prevent other lines and riggings tangling with each other
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Naut.) A rope carried taut between or over obstacles likely to engage or foul the running rigging in working a ship.
- Probably ultimately based on Old French timon ‘tiller’ + guy. (Wiktionary)
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