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cablelaid

[key-buh l-leyd]
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adjective
  1. noting a rope formed of three plain-laid ropes twisted together in a left-handed direction; hawser-laid.
  2. noting a rope formed of three backhanded ropes twisted together in a right-handed direction.

Origin of cablelaid

First recorded in 1715–25; cable + laid
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Examples from the Web for cable-laid

Historical Examples

  • 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.

    The Seaman's Friend

    Richard Henry Dana

  • Thus, cable-laid rope is like three small common ropes laid up into one large one.

    The Seaman's Friend

    Richard Henry Dana

  • Large ropes are distinguished into two main classes, the cable-laid and hawser-laid.


British Dictionary definitions for cable-laid

cable-laid

adjective
  1. (of a rope) made of three plain-laid ropes twisted together in a left-handed direction
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