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 for Boat rope
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Boat \Boat\ (b[=o]t), n. [OE. boot, bat, AS. b[=a]t; akin to
     Icel. b[=a]tr, Sw. b[*a]t, Dan. baad, D. & G. boot. Cf.
     Bateau.]
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     1. A small open vessel, or water craft, usually moved by cars
        or paddles, but often by a sail.
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     Note: Different kinds of boats have different names; as,
           canoe, yawl, wherry, pinnace, punt, etc.
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     2. Hence, any vessel; usually with some epithet descriptive
        of its use or mode of propulsion; as, pilot boat, packet
        boat, passage boat, advice boat, etc. The term is
        sometimes applied to steam vessels, even of the largest
        class; as, the Cunard boats.
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     3. A vehicle, utensil, or dish, somewhat resembling a boat in
        shape; as, a stone boat; a gravy boat.
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     Note: Boat is much used either adjectively or in combination;
           as, boat builder or boatbuilder; boat building or
           boatbuilding; boat hook or boathook; boathouse; boat
           keeper or boatkeeper; boat load; boat race; boat
           racing; boat rowing; boat song; boatlike; boat-shaped.
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     Advice boat. See under Advice.
  
     Boat hook (Naut.), an iron hook with a point on the back,
        fixed to a long pole, to pull or push a boat, raft, log,
        etc. --Totten.
  
     Boat rope, a rope for fastening a boat; -- usually called a
        painter.
  
     In the same boat, in the same situation or predicament.
        [Colloq.] --F. W. Newman.
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