- noting a rope formed of three plain-laid ropes twisted together in a left-handed direction; hawser-laid.
- noting a rope formed of three backhanded ropes twisted together in a right-handed direction.
Origin of cablelaid
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Hawser-laid rope is a right-handed rope, and cable-laid is therefore left-handed.The Gunner's Examiner
Harold E. Cloke
Right-hand rope must be coiled with the sun, and cable-laid rope against the sun.
Thus, cable-laid rope is like three small common ropes laid up into one large one.
Large ropes are distinguished into two main classes, the cable-laid and hawser-laid.
- (of a rope) made of three plain-laid ropes twisted together in a left-handed direction
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