Definition of ring rope in English:

ring rope

Pronunciation /ˈrɪŋ rəʊp/


  • 1A rope attached to or passing through a ring; specifically (Nautical) a rope used to make the anchor cable of a ship more secure during bad weather.

  • 2Any of the cords marking off a ring, especially a boxing or wrestling ring. Often in plural.


Late 17th century; earliest use found in John Tutchin (d. 1707), political writer. From ring + rope.