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wire rope

noun
1.
a rope made of or containing strands of wire twisted together.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45
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wire rope

noun
1.
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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