tramway (def 4).
a telegram sent by underwater cable. Historical Examples The Voice on the Wire Eustace Hale Ball Uncanny Tales Various A Top-Floor Idyl George van Schaick A Woman Intervenes Robert Barr Mary’s Rainbow Mary Edward Feehan A Woman Intervenes Robert Barr Whirligigs O. Henry A Woman Intervenes Robert Barr The Colonel of the Red Huzzars John […]
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.
a photographic image transmitted via cable, especially for use by newspapers or in police work.
a small cable, especially a cablelaid rope under 10 inches (25 cm) in circumference. Historical Examples The Sailor’s Word-Book William Henry Smyth People You Know George Ade The Sailor’s Word-Book William Henry Smyth noun a small cable, esp a cable-laid rope that has a circumference of less than 25 centimetres (ten inches)