Definition of head rope in US English:

head rope


  • 1The part of a bolt rope which is sewn on to the upper edge of a sail.

  • 2A rope running along the top of a fishing net.

  • 3A rope for tying up or leading a horse, mule, etc., by the head.


Middle English (in an earlier sense). From head + rope.


head rope

/ˈhɛd rəʊp/