Related to boltrope: downhaul
A rope sewn into the outer edge of a sail to prevent it from tearing.
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(Nautical Terms) nautical a rope sewn to the foot or luff of a sail to strengthen it
[C17: from bolt1 + rope]
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a rope or the cordage sewn on the edges of a sail to strengthen it.
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