cable laid

cablelaid

[key-buhl-leyd]
adjective
1.
noting a rope formed of three plain-laid ropes twisted together in a left-handed direction; hawser-laid.
2.
noting a rope formed of three backhanded ropes twisted together in a right-handed direction.

Origin:
1715–25; cable + laid

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