hawser-laid

[haw-zer-leyd, -ser-]

Origin of hawser-laid

First recorded in 1760–70
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hawser-laid

adjective
  1. (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
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