One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1another term for cable-laid
- ‘Cable-laid line usually consists of three right-hand, hawser-laid lines twisted together in a left-hand direction.’
2historical Denoting the ordinary type of rope commonly used in ships’ rigging, typically made of three left-handed strands twisted together right-handed.
- ‘On a ship, coils in hawser-laid rope are always formed clockwise.’
- ‘This Standard specifies manufacturing and performance requirements for three-strand hawser-laid and eight-strand plaited rope.’
- ‘Manila hawser-laid rope is supplied to the Royal Navy in coils of 120 fathoms.’
- ‘We greeted the arrival of more locals carrying hawser-laid rope with a mixture of excitement and trepidation.’
- ‘Above the upper deck the ship is very traditional, except that all the rope is either wire or hawser-laid nylon.’
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