cable-laid
adjective Date: 1723 composed of three ropes laid together left-handed with each containing three strands twisted together

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  • cable-laid — [kā′bəl lād΄] adj. made of three or four plain laid ropes twisted together from right to left * * * ca·ble laid (kāʹbəl lād ) adj. Made of three ropes of three strands each, twisted together counterclockwise. * * * …   Universalium

  • cable-laid — [kā′bəl lād΄] adj. made of three or four plain laid ropes twisted together from right to left …   English World dictionary

  • cable-laid — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective : composed of three ropes laid together left handed with each containing three strands twisted together cable laid rope …   Useful english dictionary

  • cable-laid — ca′ble laid adj. tex noting a rope formed of three plain laid ropes twisted together in a left handed direction • Etymology: 1715–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • cable-laid — adjective comprising three ropes, each containing three strands twisted together, laid together left handed …   Wiktionary

  • cable-laid — /keɪbəl ˈleɪd/ (say kaybuhl layd) adjective (of a rope) made by laying three plain laid ropes together with a left handed twist …   Australian English dictionary

  • cable-laid — adjective (of rope) made of three triple strands …   English new terms dictionary

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

  • Cable Beach — is a convert|22|km|0 stretch of beach near Broome, Western Australia. Cable Beach is named after the telegraph cable laid between Broome and Java in 1889. [cite web |url=http://www.westernaustralia.com/en/Pages/Destination.aspx?n=Cable Beach… …   Wikipedia

  • Cable (foreign exchange) — Cable is a foreign exchange term used for the GBP/USD currency pair rate (British Pound vs. the US Dollar). It derives its name from the Transatlantic Cable, a steel cable laid under the Atlantic Ocean in 1858, telegraphically linking the UK with …   Wikipedia

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