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What Do You Call a Ropemaker?

Is there a special name for ropemakers? Shoe makers are called cobblers, barrel makers are called coopers, ladies' hats are made by a milliner. What do you call someone who makes rope?

This is the start of many conversations at demos and market fairs. The answer is, a ropemaker is just a ropemaker. Although sometimes it's spelled "rope-maker" or "rope maker". Other languages have different words, obviously. But many of them are just a combination of "rope" and "maker" in that language.

Language Ropemaker
Basque Sokagilea
Danish Rebslager
Dutch Lijndraaier
Touwslager
Finnish Köydenpunoja
French Cordier
German Seiler
Reepschläger
Hungarian Kötélkészítő
Italian Cordaio
Funaio
Spanish Cordelero

 

See Also:

Ropemaking Videos from Around the World

 

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