Tripping line

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On a boat, a tripping line is small rope attached to the topgallant or royal yard, used to trip the yard and lower it to the deck. It's also a line used in releasing the anchor.[1]


  1. ^ Sleight, Steve (2011). The complete sailing manual (Revised ed.). London: DK Pub. ISBN 9780756697600. Retrieved 23 June 2015.