One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of rope) made of four strands laid right-handed, typically around a core, used especially on yachts.
- ‘If you had a shroud-laid rope you would need to coil it counter clockwise, but all working lines on a ship are ‘hawser laid’.’
- ‘There are three types of fiber line lays: hawser-laid, shroud-laid, and cable-laid lines.’
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