1 The name given to a single rope rove through a single block and used for hoisting objects. Where greater power is required, another single block can be introduced to make a double whip, or another single whip can be applied to the fall of the first to form what is known as whip-upon-whip.
2 When used as a verb it is the operation of binding twine or yarn around the strands at the end of a rope or wire rope to prevent them from unlaying or fraying. The final result is known as a whipping, of which the common whipping, sailmaker's whipping, and West Country whipping are in the most general use at sea.
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