cable-laid

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

cable + the past participle of to lay

Adjective[edit]

cable-laid (not comparable)

  1. Comprising three ropes, each containing three strands twisted together, laid together left-handed.
  2. Twisted after the manner of a cable.
    a cable-laid gold chain
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Simmonds to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.