from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A rope used for hoisting and lowering a topmast, and for other purposes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A rope used for hoisting and lowering a topmast, and for other purposes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Nautical, a rope to sway up a topmast, etc.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • * Another gym that rates easier than mine, and I really wished I'd had somebody to top-rope with.

    November 8th, 2008

  • On deck all hell broke loose as they were striking the maintopmast half an hour later; the preventer top-rope reeved through the fid-hole parted at the very moment a deluge of warm rain beat down on the ship, so thick they could scarcely breathe, much less see.

    Heavy Weather

  • Harris and Evans took three poles that were slung under the wagon, looped the top-rope of a little teepee round the small ends of them and erected the three, tripod fashion, after having first pegged down the teepee sides.

    The Settling of the Sage

  • As the mayhem builds, Hardy misses a top-rope body slam as Mr. Anderson slaps on a neck-breaker, Jeff is counted out and Anderson becomes the champ.

    NY Daily News

  • Beginners can choose from plenty of top-rope climbs - the climber tends to fall only a few inches before the rope catches - as well as lead-climbing, which is more advanced and usually results in longer falls (without hitting the ground).

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • Hogan's brought in and Savage drives down with a top-rope elbow drop.


  • At the end, Bam Bam does his top-rope headbutt, but LT kicks out.


  • "Most modern rock climbs are set up with a 60-meter rope in mind, allowing you to lead and top-rope on a single rope," he said.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • Also, there was a six-man tag match that saw Kaval pick up a win using his spectacular "Warrior's Way" top-rope double stomp.

  • In reply to: A few of us here in AZ went out for a bouldering session last Saturday and then decided to top-rope a few taller routes out at Queen Creek.



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