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wire rope

noun
  1. a rope made of or containing strands of wire twisted together.
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Origin of wire rope

First recorded in 1835–45
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Historical Examples of wire rope

  • Is a man going to lay out dollars on dams and wire-rope slings when he knows that none of them will be any use to him?

    A Damaged Reputation

    Harold Bindloss

  • Hitherto the wire-rope tramway has been usually adopted merely as presenting the lesser of two evils.

  • The wire-rope tramway has hitherto been used principally in connection with mines situated in very hilly localities.

  • A system of this kind can be worked electrically, the wire-rope being employed also for the conveyance of the current.

  • The superiority of a line with wire-rope cover to other descriptions of cable was illustrated in 1853.

    The Atlantic Telegraph

    William Howard Russell


British Dictionary definitions for wire rope

wire rope

noun
  1. rope made of strands of wire twisted together
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