catfall

catfall
/ˈkætfɔl/ (say 'katfawl)

noun Nautical
the rope or tackle for hoisting an anchor to the cathead.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Catfall — Cat fall , n. (Naut.) A rope used in hoisting the anchor to the cathead. Totten. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • catfall — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: cat (I) (tackle) + fall (rope, chain) : a rope or chain used in hoisting an anchor to a cathead …   Useful english dictionary

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