Cable-laid



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 Richard Henry Dana

adjective
(of a rope) made of three plain-laid ropes twisted together in a left-handed direction

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