plain-laid

[ pleyn-leyd ]
/ ˈpleɪnˈleɪd /

adjective Ropemaking.

noting a rope laid right-handed with three left-handed strands, without a heart; hawser-laid.

Nearby words

  1. plain text,
  2. plain tripe,
  3. plain turkey,
  4. plain weave,
  5. plain-jane,
  6. plain-saw,
  7. plain-song,
  8. plain-spoken,
  9. plain-vanilla,
  10. plain-wrap

Origin of plain-laid

First recorded in 1885–90

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019


British Dictionary definitions for plain-laid

plain-laid

adjective

(of a cable or rope) made of three strands twisted together from left to right
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012