guide rope

(redirected from guide ropes)
Also found in: Thesaurus.

guide rope

n.
A rope fastened to another rope that is lifting a load, used to guide the rope and steady the load.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

guide rope

n
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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.guide rope - a rope used to guide the movement of the load of a crane
rope - a strong line
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations

guide rope

nSchlepptau nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Supplied with leg weights, guide ropes and tent pegs.
All eight boys were rescued by divers using guide ropes and shared oxygen tanks.
Four boys, considered to be the weakest among the team, were chosen to go first with a team of divers, who used scuba gear and fixed guide ropes to lead the boys out of the narrow passageways and out of the cave.
for guide ropes, to fill tanks, and 18 divers to get the kids."
Even for experienced divers, it is an exhausting five-hour trip one way which includes diving, wading, crawling and climbing with the help of guide ropes.
"Two parties of six went up the mountain to rescue the couple, with one party going above the climbers and setting up a rope system with guide ropes.
The procession lasted for almost 19 hours, having being delayed by defects in the wheels of the andas (carriage), tying of the guide ropes, and the mammoth crowd of more than a million barefooted devotees.
More divers managed to gain access to the stricken ship on Sunday as guide ropes were installed to help them through the tricky and fast currents in the area, although for many of those waiting in Jindo the recovery was still not quick enough.
It houses the battered piano that was played on Roy Orbison's Only The Lonely and Patsy Cline's Crazy and the best thing is there are id di l d no guide ropes or display cases and you can even touch the instruments.