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1The end of a rope in a ship's rigging that is made fast, as distinct from the end to be hauled on.
- ‘He makes it fast to the cable - he reeves the jeer-fall through it - the jeer-fall is brought to the capstan, with the standing part belayed to the bitts.’
- 1.1 (in knot-tying) the main part of the rope as opposed to the free end.
- ‘Instead, have a doubled piece of whipping twine handy and after pulling the tag end of the mono down between the two standing parts, as it were, make a half-hitch around them with the length of whipping twine to jam the tag end in place.’
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