towrope

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tow +‎ rope

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towrope ‎(plural towropes)

  1. A rope or cable used for towing heavy objects.
    • 2004, Mary Firestone, Extreme Waterskiing Moves, ISBN 0736821554, page 22:
      During these tricks, skiers rotate over the towrope with both feet.
    • 2009, David Alexander, Why Don't Jumbo Jets Flap Their Wings?, ISBN 0813548616, page 127:
      A ground crew person stretches the towrope down the runway, with the winch at one end and the sailplane at the other.

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