Dictionary

hawser-laid

hawser–laid

adjective haw·ser–laid \ˈh-zər-ˌlād\

Definition of HAWSER-LAID

:  composed of three ropes laid together right-handed with each containing three strands twisted together

First Known Use of HAWSER-LAID

1769

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: hawse timberPrevious Word in the Dictionary: hawser clampAll Words Near: hawser-laid
February 28, 2015
pontificate Hear it
To speak pompously or dogmatically
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears