hawser-laid

adjective

haw·​ser-laid ˈhȯ-zər-ˌlād How to pronounce hawser-laid (audio)
: composed of three ropes laid together right-handed with each containing three strands twisted together

Word History

First Known Use

1769, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hawser-laid was in 1769

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Cite this Entry

“Hawser-laid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hawser-laid. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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