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plain-laid

[pleyn-leyd]
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adjective Ropemaking.
  1. noting a rope laid right-handed with three left-handed strands, without a heart; hawser-laid.

Origin of plain-laid

First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for plain-laid

plain-laid

adjective
  1. (of a cable or rope) made of three strands twisted together from left to right
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