Ropewalks

Long, usually narrow, buildings or spaces in which ropes are made, generally by spinning fibers into yarns, twisting yarns into strands, and twisting three or more strands into rope; usually producing rope for marine and seafaring industries and often located at or near seaports. Distinct from "roperies" which are used generally for any type of rope-making plant housed in any type of structure or space.

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ropewalks American English
ropewalk American English
rope walk American English
rope walks American English
rope yard American English
rope yards American English
walk, rope American English
walks, rope American English
yard, rope American English
yards, rope American English
rope-walks British English
rope-walk British English
touwbanen Dutch
touwbaan Dutch
lijbaan Dutch
lijnbanen Dutch
cordelerías Spanish
cordelería Spanish

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Long, usually narrow, buildings or spaces in which ropes are made, generally by spinning fibers into yarns, twisting yarns into strands, and twisting three or more strands into rope; usually producing rope for marine and seafaring industries and often located at or near seaports. Distinct from "roperies" which are used generally for any type of rope-making plant housed in any type of structure or space.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300254027. The J. Paul Getty Trust.