noting a rope formed of three plain-laid ropes twisted together in a left-handed direction; hawser-laid. noting a rope formed of three backhanded ropes twisted together in a right-handed direction. Historical Examples A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines Andrew Ure The Seaman’s Friend Richard Henry Dana The Gunner’s Examiner Harold E. Cloke The Seaman’s Friend […]
cable’s length. a nautical unit of length equivalent to 720 feet (219 meters) in the U.S. Navy and 608 feet (185 meters) in the British Navy. Historical Examples Adventure Jack London The Cruise of the Snark Jack London The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras Jules Verne Blackbeard: Buccaneer Ralph D. Paine
a molding in the form of a rope.