Acronyms that contain the term gripes
What does gripes mean? This page is about the various possible meanings of the acronym, abbreviation, shorthand or slang term: gripes.
What does gripes mean?
- A broad plait formed by an assemblage of ropes, woven and fitted with thimbles and laniards, used to steady the boats upon the deck of a ship at sea. The gripes are fastened at their ends to ring-bolts in the deck, on each side of the boat; whence, passing over her middle and extremities, they are set up by means of the laniards. Gripes for a quarter boat are similarly used.