• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Bolt-rope a rope sewed all round the edge of a sail to prevent it from tearing
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. bolt; Old High Ger. bolz.


In literature:

There was nothing left but the bit of rope that had been made fast to the ring-bolt.
"The Red Man's Revenge" by R.M. Ballantyne
The next day as we were going down a steep slope, one of the pack horses bolted and ran round Ladrone entangling me in the lead rope.
"A Daughter of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
With a report like a clap of thunder the mizzen-topsail was blown clean away from the bolt ropes.
"The Rival Crusoes" by W.H.G. Kingston
The fore-topsail had hitherto stood, but as it tugged and tugged away it seemed as if it would fly from the bolt-ropes.
"The Heir of Kilfinnan" by W.H.G. Kingston
Thal saw them and bolted, riding one horse and towing the other by a lead rope.
"The Pirates of Ersatz" by Murray Leinster
We had our foresail blown out of the bolt-ropes, and she made bad work of it after that.
"Up the River" by Oliver Optic
The foresail was blown out of the bolt-ropes.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
It was only to be demonstrated whether the sail would be blown out of the bolt-ropes or not.
"Dikes and Ditches" by Oliver Optic
In large sails, the eye or loop at the clues is made of a rope larger than the bolt-rope into which it is spliced.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Jim grabbed a coil of rope, made it fast to a ring-bolt, and went over the side.
"Colorado Jim" by George Goodchild

In news:

Bolt plans to sneak skipping rope into Games.
Usain Bolt had good reason to want to flout Olympic rules and sneak his jump rope into the Summer Games: Jump ropes are a potent fitness tool.
Olympics Trounce 'Glee,' Bolt Rope.