One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A place where ropes are made; a ropewalk.
2Ropes collectively, forming an arrangement or structure for some purpose.
3Decoration resembling an arrangement of ropes.
4The use of ropes in climbing.
5The use of ropes in agriculture, engineering, navigation, and similar activities.
Mid 17th century. From rope + work.
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