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cablet

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noun

a small cable, especially a cablelaid rope under 10 inches (25 centimeters) in circumference.

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Origin of cablet

First recorded in 1565–75; cable + -et
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  • The direction in which its strands are twisted; hawser is right-handed; cablet left-handed.

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  • Then he found himself in a four-oared Cablet and the Sea became very Rough.

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  • The same as cablet; it coils against the sun, or to the left hand.

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British Dictionary definitions for cablet

cablet
/ (ˈkeɪblɪt) /

noun

a small cable, esp a cable-laid rope that has a circumference of less than 25 centimetres (ten inches)
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