Words related to rope

roper (n.)

"rope-maker," late 14c. (early 13c. as a surname), from rope (n.) + -er (1). Related: Ropery "place where ropes are made" (also known as a rope-walk, 1670s).

ropy (adj.)

"forming or developing slimy, viscous threads; sticky and stringy," late 15c. (Caxton), from rope (n.) + -y (2). Hence a general term of disapprobation. Related: Ropily; ropiness.

stirrup (n.)
Old English stigrap "a support for the foot of a person mounted on a horse," literally "climbing rope," from stige "a climbing, ascent" (from Proto-Germanic *stigaz "climbing;" see stair) + rap (see rope (n.)). Originally a looped rope as a help for mounting. Germanic cognates include Old Norse stigreip, Middle Dutch stegerep, Old High German stegareif, German stegreif. Surgical device used in childbirth, etc., so called from 1884. Stirrup-cup (1680s) was a cup of wine or other drink handed to a rider already on horseback and setting out on a journey, hence "a parting glass" (compare French le vin de l'etrier).
tightrope (n.)
1801, from tight (adj.) + rope (n.). So called for being tensely stretched.