wire rope

noun

Definition of wire rope

: a rope formed wholly or chiefly of wires

Examples of wire rope in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other artifacts that will help archaeologists further identify and date the shipwreck include ceramic dinnerware, glass bottles, stoneware jugs, an anchor, wire rope rigging, a windlass, and a ship's bell, reported NOAA. Marcy De Luna, Houston Chronicle, "NOAA researchers discover two unexplored shipwrecks in the Gulf of Mexico," 30 July 2019 John Paul owns Morse-Starrett, a Meridian company that manufactures wire rope cutters and has operated in Idaho since 1986. John Sowell, idahostatesman, "This California employer is relocating to Idaho. Many of his employees are coming with him. | Idaho Statesman," 14 May 2018 An unknown suspect cut the wire rope with plastic covering and combination lock and stole building materials. Houston Chronicle, "Bellaire Police Department report," 30 Apr. 2018 Each individual light was zip-tied onto the rebar and wire rope structures. Allison Bagley, Houston Chronicle, "Family outing: Christmas on the farm," 13 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of wire rope

1832, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wire rope was in 1832

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“Wire rope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wire%20rope. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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