plain laid

plain-laid

[pleyn-leyd]
adjective Ropemaking.
noting a rope laid right-handed with three left-handed strands, without a heart; hawser-laid.

Origin:
1885–90

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plain-laid
 
adj
(of a cable or rope) made of three strands twisted together from left to right

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