a) Able to be roped and so restrained.

Ont ole Martin be ropeable when he sees that fence! (Such is Life, Tom Collins)

b) Angry to the point of needing to be roped or restrained

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  • ropeable — /roh peuh beuhl/, adj. ropable. * * * …   Universalium

  • Ropeable — very ill tempered or angry …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • ropeable — Australian Slang very ill tempered or angry …   English dialects glossary

  • ropeable — [ rəʊpəb(ə)l] (also ropable) adjective Austral./NZ informal very angry; furious. Origin C19: from the notion that the person requires to be restrained …   English new terms dictionary

  • ropeable — rope·able …   English syllables

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  • angry — adjective Syn: furious, irate, vexed, irked, enraged, seething, infuriated, in a temper, fuming, outraged, cross; informal (hopping) mad, up in arms, foaming at the mouth, steamed up, in a paddy; Brit.; informal shirty; N.Amer.; …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

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