Origin of hawser-laid
Examples from the Web for hawser-laid
Historical Examples of hawser-laid
The combination in the larger cordage, also known as hawser-laid.
Hawser-laid rope is a right-handed rope, and cable-laid is therefore left-handed.The Gunner's Examiner
Harold E. Cloke
Large ropes are distinguished into two main classes, the cable-laid and hawser-laid.
A finer quality of hawser-laid rope than is commonly used for other purposes.
When a cable or tow line is made of three or more small ropes it is said to be “hawser-laid.”
- (of a rope) made up of three strands, the fibres (or yarns) of which have been twisted together in a left-handed direction. These three strands are then twisted together in a right-handed direction to make the rope