timenoguy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably ultimately based on Old French timon ‘tiller’ + guy.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

timenoguy (plural timenoguys)

  1. (nautical) a rope used on ship to prevent other lines and riggings tangling with each other
    • 1973: But there is nothing so tedious as sitting by when two old shipmates are calling out, ‘Do you remember the three days’ blow in the Mona Passage? – Do you remember Wilkins and his timenoguy?’ — Patrick O'Brian, HMS Surprise