ropewalk [rohp-wawk] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a long, narrow path or building where ropes are made.

Origin of ropewalk First recorded in 1665–75; rope + walk Examples from the Web for ropewalk Historical Examples of ropewalk

  • Again he spoke of “a fellow who couldn’t go straight in a ropewalk.”

    Reminiscences, 1819-1899

    Julia Ward Howe.

  • The challenger rode idle and alone up and down the ropewalk.

    Pretty Michal

    Mr Jkai

  • A man, who worked in the ropewalk, said something to them which they did not like, and they beat him.

    Whig Against Tory


  • There was but one ropewalk, and that was on the neck, inside the gate.

    The Olden Time Series, Vol. 6: Literary Curiosities

    Henry M. Brooks

  • I felt even more lost and friendless as I entered the long, cold arcade (known as the Ropewalk) of the Albany.

    Simon the Jester

    William J. Locke

  • British Dictionary definitions for ropewalk ropewalk noun

    1. a long narrow usually covered path or shed where ropes are made

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