When a cable or tow line is made of three or more small ropes it is said to be “hawser-laid.”
The combination in the larger cordage, also known as hawser-laid.
Large ropes are distinguished into two main classes, the cable-laid and hawser-laid.
A finer quality of hawser-laid rope than is commonly used for other purposes.
hawser-laid rope is a right-handed rope, and cable-laid is therefore left-handed.