Definition of rope's length in English:

rope's length

noun

  • 1The length of a rope; (hence) a relatively short distance.

  • 2Irish English. "every rope's length": every part or bit; compare "every inch". Frequently in "how is every rope's length of you" and variants: ‘how are you?’ Now rare.

Origin

Late 18th century. From the genitive of rope + length.

Pronunciation

rope's length

/ˌrəʊps ˈlɛŋ(k)θ/