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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A rope used in hoisting the anchor to the cathead.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A rope used in hoisting the anchor to the cathead.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Nautical, the rope which, being rove in the cat-block and cat-head, forms the tackle for heaving up the anchor from the water's edge to the cat-head. Also called cat-tackle fall. See cut under cat-head.

Etymologies

cat +‎ fall? (Wiktionary)

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