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To bring two ropes together, such as the falls of a boat to be hoisted at the davits of a ship, so that the haul on them can be combined so that the boat is hoisted level. The term is also used in other maritime contexts where two ropes, or other objects, are brought together and laid side by side.

Subjects: Maritime History.

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