[ pleyn-leyd ]
/ ˈpleɪnˈleɪd /
noting a rope laid right-handed with three left-handed strands, without a heart; hawser-laid.
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- plain text,
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Origin of plain-laid
First recorded in 1885–90
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(of a cable or rope) made of three strands twisted together from left to right
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