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wire rope

a rope made of or containing strands of wire twisted together.
1835-45 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for wire rope
  • Contractor shall supply the following wire rope and attached fittings.
  • Slack can develop in a wire rope when its load unexpectedly slows or stops.
  • The accident occurred when a wire rope was released as a result of using a wrong wedge in the wire rope socket.
  • wire rope used to stiffen or support a tree, pole, or structure between the top guys and the base.
  • Cable, or wire rope, is made up of wires that are wound into strands.
  • wire rope clips are used to form the ends of the ropes into eyes.
  • The ratio of the rated strength of the suspension wire rope to the rated working load.
  • As the workers tried to raise the pump from the pit, the wire rope broke.
British Dictionary definitions for wire rope

wire rope

rope made of strands of wire twisted together
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Encyclopedia Article for wire rope

in engineering, either an assemblage of three or more ropes twisted together for extra strength or a rope made by twisting together several strands of metal wire. This article deals with wire rope. For rope made from synthetic or natural organic fibres, see rope.

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