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A length of rope made from wires twisted together as strands; cable.
- ‘Ore was brought down, and both the men and the easily loaded freight traveled up in buckets suspended from their wire rope cables.’
- ‘The effect is much like making wire rope: one strand is not all that strong, but they gain strength when they are twined together.’
- ‘This morning in snowy Invergordon harbour, he and others were on deck in biting winds hauling in the big wire ropes that tether the ship.’
- ‘‘We were building a girder bridge when a wire rope broke,’ he said.’
- ‘The manila rope would provide the necessary drilling motion and the wire rope, which was less expensive and more durable, would considerably reduce what was a major cost for the rig owner.’
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