To marry ropes

(Naut.) To place two ropes along side of each other so that they may be grasped and hauled on at the same time
To join two ropes end to end so that both will pass through a block.
- Ham. Nav. Encyc.

See also: Marry, Marry

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.