water-laid rope
Left-hand Left"-hand` (l[e^]ft"h[a^]nd`), a. Situated on the left; nearer the left hand than the right; as, the left-hand side; the left-hand road. [1913 Webster]

{Left-hand rope}, rope laid up and twisted over from right to left, or against the sun; -- called also {water-laid rope}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Left-hand rope — Left hand Left hand (l[e^]ft h[a^]nd ), a. Situated on the left; nearer the left hand than the right; as, the left hand side; the left hand road. [1913 Webster] {Left hand rope}, rope laid up and twisted over from right to left, or against the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wheel rope — Wheel Wheel (hw[=e]l), n. [OE. wheel, hweol, AS. hwe[ o]l, hweogul, hweowol; akin to D. wiel, Icel. hv[=e]l, Gr. ky klos, Skr. cakra; cf. Icel. hj[=o]l, Dan. hiul, Sw. hjul. [root]218. Cf. {Cycle}, {Cyclopedia}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A circular… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flat rope — Flat Flat (fl[a^]t), a. [Compar. {Flatter} (fl[a^]t r[ e]r); superl. {Flattest} (fl[a^]t t[e^]st).] [Akin to Icel. flatr, Sw. flat, Dan. flad, OHG. flaz, and AS. flet floor, G. fl[ o]tz stratum, layer.] 1. Having an even and horizontal surface,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Left-hand — (l[e^]ft h[a^]nd ), a. Situated on the left; nearer the left hand than the right; as, the left hand side; the left hand road. [1913 Webster] {Left hand rope}, rope laid up and twisted over from right to left, or against the sun; called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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