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n. Nautical
1. A rope attached to the lower edge of a sail.
2. A rope, rigged beneath a yard, for sailors to stand on during the reefing or furling of sail.


1. (Nautical Terms) the part of a boltrope to which the foot of a sail is stitched
2. (Nautical Terms) a rope fixed so as to hang below a yard to serve as a foothold



1. the portion of the boltrope to which the lower edge of a sail is sewn.
2. a rope suspended beneath a yard or spar to give a footing for a person handling sails.
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Development and observations of a spiny dogfish Squalus acanthias reduction device in a raised footrope silver hake Merluccius bilinearis trawl.
ABSTRACT We used a video camera mounted on the footrope of an ocean shrimp (Pandalus jordani) trawl to measure macroinvertebrate contact and disturbance rates directly from 4 different trawl footrope configurations.
My skills were constantly improving and in 1980 Liz and I set up our own company, Footrope.
Buntlines, attached to the footrope of the sail and having a rather similar function, may instead be meant.
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A leadline, also known as a footrope, is the weighted line that extends between the doors along the bottom of the net and helps to keep the net close to the seabed.
The ground chain, footrope, size of the experimental gear, trawl duration, location of trawls, and abiotic and biotic characteristics of the bycatch all closely reflect those of commercial trawling.
Trawl performance measures considered were door and wing spread and the contact of the footrope and lower bridles with the seabed.
Contract notice: Design and execution of construction - assembly railway infrastructure in the context of the task: "work on the railway line on the section 94 footrope skawinskie - przeciszEw".
One regulation in particular restricted the diameter of trawl footrope gear that was allowed for use along the continental shelf.
The two most notable gear innovations resulting from the ODFW research include: 1) modifications to the traditional footrope, and 2) the use of BRD's in the pink shrimp fishery.
5 m/s, with a standard Southern California Coastal Water Research Project bottom trawl that had a footrope of 5 m and net width of 3.