Definition of rope's end in English:

rope's end

noun

historical
  • A short piece of rope used for flogging, especially on ships.

    • ‘Alternatively, I also have a thing about random whippings such as might be done by a bosuns mate with a rope's end on board ship.’

verb

[WITH OBJECT]historical
  • Flog with a rope's end.

    ‘I would rope's-end those lubbers’

Pronunciation

rope's end

/rəʊpsˈɛnd/