twice-laid

[ twahys-leyd ]
/ ˈtwaɪsˈleɪd /
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adjective

made from strands of used rope.
made from makeshift or used material.

Nearby words

  1. twi-night,
  2. twi-nighter,
  3. twibill,
  4. twice,
  5. twice-born,
  6. twice-told,
  7. twicer,
  8. twickenham,
  9. twiddle,
  10. twiddle one's thumbs

Origin of twice-laid

First recorded in 1585–95

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Examples from the Web for twice-laid

  • It is principally used in caulking the seams, for stopping leaks, and for making into twice-laid ropes.

    The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth


British Dictionary definitions for twice-laid

twice-laid

adjective

made from strands of used rope
made from old or used material or retwisted yarn

Word Origin for twice-laid

C16: from lay 1 (in the sense: to twist together)

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