wire rope

a rope made of or containing strands of wire twisted together.


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wire rope
rope made of strands of wire twisted together

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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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Example sentences
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.
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