Definition of hawser-laid in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhôzərlād/


1 another term for cable-laid.
Example sentences
  • Cable-laid line usually consists of three right-hand, hawser-laid lines twisted together in a left-hand direction.
2chiefly historical Denoting the ordinary type of rope commonly used in ships' rigging, typically made of three left-handed strands twisted together right-handed.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: haw·ser-laid

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