- a rope made of or containing strands of wire twisted together.
Origin of wire rope
First recorded in 1835–45
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Examples from the Web for 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
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
- rope made of strands of wire twisted together
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