Definition of Rope yarn

1. Noun. The strands out of which ropes are made.

Generic synonyms: Strand



Definition of Rope yarn

1. Noun. yarn or thread, composing the strands of a rope ¹

2. Noun. a yarn of fibers, twisted up loosely and right-handedly ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rope Yarn

rope's-ends
rope-a-dope
rope-a-dopes
rope-maker
rope-walk
rope bridge
rope burn
rope down
rope flap
rope in
rope ladder
rope off
rope tow
rope up
rope yard
rope yarn (current term)
ropeable
ropeband
ropebands
ropebark
ropebridge
roped
ropedancer
ropedancers
ropedancing
ropedancings
ropeless
ropelike
ropeloft
ropelofts

Literary usage of Rope yarn

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1. Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas by Herman Melville (1892)
"rope yarn. WHILE gliding along on our way, I cannot well omit some account of a poor devil we had among us, who went by the name of rope yarn, or Ropey. ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1889)
"Hi» inventions included machines for preparing and spinning silk waste, and improvements in machinery for making rope yarn. The art of constructing ..."

3. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1841)
"The whirl being now set in motion by turning the wheel, the skein is twisted into a rope-yarn, the spinner walking backwards down the rope-walk, ..."

4. The Universal Etymological English Dictionary: Containing an Additional ...by Nathan Bailey by Nathan Bailey (1737)
"... MATS [in a Siip] broad thick Clouts of Sinnet, or Rope-yarn and Thrums beaten flat and interwoven to fave the Yard, ££r« from galling. ..."

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