Definition of wire rope in English:

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wire rope


A length of rope made from wires twisted together as strands: a pair of parallel steel wire ropes [mass noun]: the bridges were wire rope and wood affairs that swung in the slightest breeze
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  • ‘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.
  • Ore was brought down, and both the men and the easily loaded freight traveled up in buckets suspended from their wire rope cables.
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