[ waw-ter-leyd, wot-er- ]
/ ˈwɔ tərˌleɪd, ˈwɒt ər- /
noting a rope laid left-handed from three or four plain-laid ropes, in the making of which water was used to wet the fibers instead of the more customary oil or tallow.
10 Wintry Words To Defrost Your VocabularyKeep warm by learning some new vocabulary about the cold and chilly climates you're feeling ... spring's on its way!
Origin of water-laid
First recorded in 1855–60
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for water-laid
Thus they belong to a group of what are called 'water-laid' rocks.Cheshire|Charles E. Kelsey
The lower part of this valley was filled with the water-laid drift of the overwash plain.The Geography of the Region about Devils Lake and the Dalles of the Wisconsin|Rollin D. Salisbury