tail rope

tail rope

[′tāl ‚rōp]
(mining engineering)
The rope which passes around the return sheave in main-and-tail haulage or a scraper loader layout.
The rope that is used to draw the empty cars back into a mine in a tail-rope system.
A counterbalance rope attached beneath the cage when the cages are hoisted in balance.
A hemp rope used for moving pumps in shafts.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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