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wire rope

noun
1.
a rope made of or containing strands of wire twisted together.
Origin of wire rope
1835-1845
1835-45
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  • Is a man going to lay out dollars on dams and wire-rope slings when he knows that none of them will be any use to him?

    A Damaged Reputation Harold Bindloss
  • The wire-rope tramway has hitherto been used principally in connection with mines situated in very hilly localities.

    Twentieth Century Inventions George Sutherland
  • On the other hand, the acrobat on the wire-rope dare not trust his visual sensations in the maintenance of his equilibrium.

  • A system of this kind can be worked electrically, the wire-rope being employed also for the conveyance of the current.

    Twentieth Century Inventions George Sutherland
  • Hitherto the wire-rope tramway has been usually adopted merely as presenting the lesser of two evils.

    Twentieth Century Inventions George Sutherland
  • The superiority of a line with wire-rope cover to other descriptions of cable was illustrated in 1853.

    The Atlantic Telegraph William Howard Russell
  • All life died out in the vessel, and no noise was heard except the dull grating of the wire-rope over the wheels at the bows.

    The Atlantic Telegraph William Howard Russell
  • Winch and windlass groaned and rattled, the wire-rope screamed, and the clanking cable tightened suddenly.

    Thrice Armed Harold Bindloss
  • Here was a little heap of wire-rope, but you had to travel another 20 hours to find the appropriate pulleys.

  • Suddenly the chain shackle and wire-rope attached to the cable came in over the wheel at the bows with considerable violence.

    The Battery and the Boiler R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for wire-rope

wire rope

noun
1.
rope made of strands of wire twisted together
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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