wire rope


: a rope formed wholly or chiefly of wires

Examples of wire rope in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But on April 22, 1872, disaster struck when a wire rope connected to a skip, or railcar, snapped while lowering 13 miners—most of whom were Cornish—into the shaft. John Hanc, Smithsonian Magazine, 11 Aug. 2023 The truck hit a wire rope guardrail, two wooden fences and a tree before coming to a stop, state police said. Mike Mavredakis, Hartford Courant, 12 Dec. 2022 One of her most important and longest collaborations was with Hassinger, who is best known for her sculptures composed of industrial materials like wire rope, and whose friendship with the artist began with long phone conversations, the kind that, Hassinger said, people just don’t have anymore. Lovia Gyarkye, New York Times, 9 Nov. 2020 The braided steel wire rope is also coated in PVC, which provides a tangle-free experience while remaining smooth to the touch. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, 10 Sep. 2020 The Hyundai also veered into the right shoulder and into the wire rope. Mike Mavredakis, Hartford Courant, 11 Jan. 2023 Today, Loos & Company manufactures a wide variety of wire, aircraft cable, and wire rope. Hartford Courant, 23 June 2022 The company has pioneered and thrived in the highly critical profession of cable and wire rope manufacturing for use in aerospace flight controls, elevators, rigging, and scaffolding, where human lives are directly at stake. Hartford Courant, 23 June 2022 The 54-year-old driver of the Rogue continued north before hitting a wire rope guardrail along the media near Exit 14, police said. Jesse Leavenworth, Hartford Courant, 23 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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 27 Feb. 2024.

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