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)
decoration with cable moldings. reedings set into the flutes of a column or pilaster. a heavy, strong rope. a very strong rope made of strands of metal wire, as used to support cable cars or suspension bridges. a cord of metal wire used to operate or pull a mechanism. Nautical. a thick hawser made of […]
cabdriver. Historical Examples The Moonstone Wilkie Collins The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad A Son of Hagar Sir Hall Caine The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad Tremendous Trifles G. K. Chesterton The Black Bag Louis Joseph Vance The Doctor’s Dilemma Hesba Stretton Ruggles of Red Gap Harry Leon Wilson Captivity M. Leonora Eyles Ruggles of Red Gap […]