Jaw rope

(Naut.) a rope which holds the jaws of a gaff to the mast.

See also: Jaw

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Take home the genuine top jaw rope used to save two neglected crocodiles (and seen in the Croc Week premiere, "Crocodiles of the Revolution"), rescued by Steve and his team in war ravaged East Timor; -- Steve's Snorkel Gear
USING ONLY JAW ROPES AND A CROC-CATCHING DINGHY, WE SHALL LASSO THIS BIG BLOKE AND CLEAN HIS TEETH.