plain-laid


plain-laid
\\ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷\ adjective
of a rope : consisting of three, four, or six usually left-handed strands twisted together in a direction opposite to that of the twist in the strands — compare cable-laid

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/playn"layd"/, adj. Ropemaking.
noting a rope laid right-handed with three left-handed strands, without a heart; hawser-laid.
[1885-90]

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plain-laid «PLAYN LAYD», adjective.
(of a rope) made by twisting three strands together from left to right or clockwise with the ends held away.

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adj. denoting a rope consisting of three strands twisted to the right

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • plain-laid — adjective Date: 1881 of a rope consisting of three strands laid right handed compare cable laid …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • plain-laid — /playn layd /, adj. Ropemaking. noting a rope laid right handed with three left handed strands, without a heart; hawser laid. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • plain-laid — /ˈpleɪn leɪd/ (say playn layd) adjective (of a rope) made by laying three strands together with a right handed twist …   Australian English dictionary

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