ropewalk [rohp-wawk] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a long, narrow path or building where are made.
Origin of ropewalk First recorded in 1665–75;+ Examples from the Web for ropewalk Historical Examples of ropewalk
Again he spoke of “a fellow who couldn’t go straight in a ropewalk.”
Julia Ward Howe.
The challenger rode idle and alone up and down the ropewalk.
A man, who worked in the ropewalk, said something to them which they did not like, and they beat him.
There was but one ropewalk, and that was on the neck, inside the gate.
Henry M. Brooks
I felt even more lost and friendless as I entered the long, cold arcade (known as the Ropewalk) of the Albany.
William J. Locke
British Dictionary definitions for ropewalk ropewalk noun
- a long narrow usually covered path or shed where ropes are made