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Related to guide rope: rope up, guy rope
A rope fastened to another rope that is lifting a load, used to guide the rope and steady the load.
1. (Mechanical Engineering) a stay or rope attached to another rope that is lifting a load, either to steady the load or guide the rope
2. (Aeronautics) another name for dragrope2
n → Schlepptau nt