Definition of hawser-laid in English:
2chiefly historical 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.
- 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.
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