Plain-laid
Plain-laid Plain"-laid`, a. (Naut.) Consisting of strands twisted together in the ordinary way; as, a plain-laid rope. See Illust. of {Cordage}. [1913 Webster]

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  • plain-laid — [plān′lād′] adj. made of three strands laid together with a right handed twist: said of a rope …   English World dictionary

  • plain-laid — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective of a rope : consisting of three, four, or six usually left handed strands twisted together in a direction opposite to that of the twist in the strands compare cable laid * * * /playn layd /, adj. Ropemaking. noting a rope… …   Useful english dictionary

  • plain-laid — adjective Date: 1881 of a rope consisting of three strands laid right handed compare cable laid …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • plain-laid — /playn layd /, adj. Ropemaking. noting a rope laid right handed with three left handed strands, without a heart; hawser laid. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • plain-laid — /ˈpleɪn leɪd/ (say playn layd) adjective (of a rope) made by laying three strands together with a right handed twist …   Australian English dictionary

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  • Plain — Plain, a. [Compar. {Plainer}; superl. {Plainest}.] [F., level, flat, fr. L. planus, perhaps akin to E. floor. Cf. {Llano}, {Piano}, {Plan}, {Plane} level, a level surface.] 1. Without elevations or depressions; flat; level; smooth; even. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plain battle — Plain Plain, a. [Compar. {Plainer}; superl. {Plainest}.] [F., level, flat, fr. L. planus, perhaps akin to E. floor. Cf. {Llano}, {Piano}, {Plan}, {Plane} level, a level surface.] 1. Without elevations or depressions; flat; level; smooth; even.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plain chant — Plain Plain, a. [Compar. {Plainer}; superl. {Plainest}.] [F., level, flat, fr. L. planus, perhaps akin to E. floor. Cf. {Llano}, {Piano}, {Plan}, {Plane} level, a level surface.] 1. Without elevations or depressions; flat; level; smooth; even.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plain chart — Plain Plain, a. [Compar. {Plainer}; superl. {Plainest}.] [F., level, flat, fr. L. planus, perhaps akin to E. floor. Cf. {Llano}, {Piano}, {Plan}, {Plane} level, a level surface.] 1. Without elevations or depressions; flat; level; smooth; even.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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