A length of rope made from wires twisted together as strands; cable.
- ‘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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