cable tier

\ -ˌti(ə)r, -iə \

Definition of cable tier

: the part of a ship where cables and spare rigging are stowed : chain locker

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First Known Use of cable tier

1748, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cable tier was in 1748

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“Cable tier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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