from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The rope which fastens a buoy to an anchor.


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  • The best mode of securing the buoy-rope to the gun is to form

    Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy. 1866. Fourth edition.

  • If the guns are to be thrown overboard for the purpose of lightening a ship which is aground, they must be buoyed, and care is to be taken that each buoy-rope is of a proper length and strong enough to weigh the gun.

    Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy. 1866. Fourth edition.

  • We let go the anchor with only two fathoms of buoy-rope, so as to sink it just deep enough to keep us head to sea without materially interfering with the craft's drift, as we thought we should ride all the easier for such an arrangement, and so it proved.

    For Treasure Bound

  • This was enclosed in a strong net of three-strand sinnet, which net was attached to the buoy-rope.

    For Treasure Bound

  • There was still rather too much of both wind and sea to make us disposed to get under way that night, but we managed to get the craft up to the buoy of our floating-anchor, which we weighed and let go again with five fathoms of buoy-rope.

    For Treasure Bound

  • Dick felt snubbed; but on glancing at Will he was met by a friendly nod as the lad busied himself in making fast one end of the line, coiled up in the basket, to the buoy-rope, and then, as Josh took both oars, fixed his eyes upon a point on land, and began to row slowly due south, Will let the line run over the side.


  • The grapnels, weighing three cwt., shackled and secured to a length of wire buoy-rope, of which there were five miles on board (breaking strain calculated at ten tons), was brought up to the bows, and at 3.20, ship's time, was thrown over and 'whistled through' the sea a prey to fortune.

    The Atlantic Telegraph Expedition

  • When this was explained to Sir Samuel Hood, he ordered the people in the launch to bowse away at the buoy-rope.

    The Lieutenant and Commander

  • A stout seven-inch hawser was now sent down by the buoy-rope, and the running clinch or noose formed on its end, placed over the fluke of the anchor in the usual way.

    The Lieutenant and Commander

  • It soon became evident that the anchor had fairly begun to rise off the ground, for the buoy-rope, which at first had been bowsed taught over the stern of our launch, became quite slack.

    The Lieutenant and Commander


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