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(of rope) made of three right-handed triple strands (or smaller ropes) twisted together left-handed, used originally of a very large rope of the type used for anchor cables.
- ‘A fiber cable-laid rope is composed of three strands of hawser-laid rope, twisted right-handed.’
- ‘The company - till their bankruptcy in 1993-was the world leader and was in the possession of all world records concerning heavy cable-laid slings and grommets.’
- ‘If cable-laid, the tails lie aft on the larboard side and forward on the starboard side; shroud-laid the opposite.’
- ‘The company makes cable-laid slings that can lift oil rig equipment of up 12,000 tonnes in weight.’
- ‘A cable laid wire rope is constructed of smaller diameter cables which have been closed into a finished wire rope.’
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