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cable-laid Syllabification: ca·ble-laid
Pronunciation: /ˈkābəlˌlād/

Definition of cable-laid in English:


(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.
Example sentences
  • The company makes cable-laid slings that can lift oil rig equipment of up 12,000 tonnes in weight.
  • A fiber cable-laid rope is composed of three strands of hawser-laid rope, twisted right-handed.
  • If cable-laid, the tails lie aft on the larboard side and forward on the starboard side; shroud-laid the opposite.
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