hawser-laid
adjective Date: 1769 composed of three ropes laid together right-handed with each containing three strands twisted together

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  • Hawser-laid — Haws er laid ( l[=a]d ), a. Made in the manner of a hawser. Cf. {Cable laid}, and see Illust. of {Cordage}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hawser-laid — [hô′zərlād΄] adj. CABLE LAID …   English World dictionary

  • hawser-laid — /ˈhɔzə leɪd/ (say hawzuh layd) adjective 1. (of a rope) having its yarns spun right handed and laid up left handed into strands; the strands are then laid up right handed to complete the rope. 2. → cable laid …   Australian English dictionary

  • hawser-laid — /haw zeuhr layd , seuhr /, adj. Ropemaking. 1. cable laid (def. 1). 2. plain laid. [1760 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • hawser-laid — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective : cable laid …   Useful english dictionary

  • hawser-laid rope — noun normal rope in which three strands are laid up against the twist …   Wiktionary

  • 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

  • ca|ble-laid — «KAY buhl LAYD», adjective. made by a counter clockwise twisting of three ropes, each of which has three strands that are twisted clockwise; hawser laid: »cable laid rope …   Useful english 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

  • cable-laid rope — noun a very thick rope used for tasks such as towing; made by twisting together three ordinary hawser laid ropes …   Wiktionary

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