dragrope [drag-rohp] Word Origin noun

  1. a rope for dragging something, as a piece of artillery.
  2. a rope dragging from something, as the guide rope from a balloon.

Origin of dragrope First recorded in 1760–70; drag + rope British Dictionary definitions for dragrope dragrope noun

  1. a rope used to drag military equipment, esp artillery
  2. Also called: dragline, guide rope a rope trailing from a balloon or airship for mooring or braking purposes

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