wire rope
noun Date: 1841 a rope formed wholly or chiefly of wires

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  • Wire rope — consists of several strands laid (or twisted ) together like a helix. Each strand is likewise made of metal wires laid together like a helix. Initially wrought iron wires were used, but today steel is the main material used for wire ropes.History …   Wikipedia

  • Wire rope — Wire Wire (w[imac]r), n. [OE. wir, AS. wir; akin to Icel. v[=i]rr, Dan. vire, LG. wir, wire; cf. OHG. wiara fine gold; perhaps akin to E. withy. [root]141.] [1913 Webster] 1. A thread or slender rod of metal; a metallic substance formed to an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wire rope — wire′ rope′ n. navig. a rope made of or containing strands of wire …   From formal English to slang

  • wire rope — n. rope made of twisted wires …   English World dictionary

  • wire rope — noun : a rope formed wholly or chiefly of wires compare cable, flat rope, flattened strand rope, hand rope 2, steel clad rope, transmission rope * * * a rope made of or containing strands of wire twisted together. [1835 45] * * * wire rope noun A …   Useful english dictionary

  • wire rope — a rope made of or containing strands of wire twisted together. [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • wire rope — /waɪə ˈroʊp/ (say wuyuh rohp) noun a rope made of strands of wire …   Australian English dictionary

  • wire rope — noun a length of rope made from wires twisted together as strands …   English new terms dictionary

  • wire rope — noun A strong cable consisting of twisted strands of wire, generally intended for supporting heavy loads. Syn: cable …   Wiktionary

  • Wire Rope Safety barrier — (WRSB), or also terms as Cable Barrier, Safety Fence, Cable Guardrail, can all refer to the same type of road safety barrier. One WRSB can be categorized based on properties described in the table below: Tension High tensioned WRSB are generally… …   Wikipedia

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