wire rope


Definition of wire rope

: a rope formed wholly or chiefly of wires

Examples of wire rope in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 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, 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, 14 May 2018 An unknown suspect cut the wire rope with plastic covering and combination lock and stole building materials. Houston Chronicle, 30 Apr. 2018 Each individual light was zip-tied onto the rebar and wire rope structures. Allison Bagley, Houston Chronicle, 13 Dec. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'wire rope.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of wire rope

1832, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About wire rope

Time Traveler for wire rope

Time Traveler

The first known use of wire rope was in 1832

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near wire rope

wire room

wire rope

wire ropeway

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for wire rope

Last Updated

26 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“Wire rope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wire%20rope. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on wire rope

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about wire rope


Test Your Vocabulary

Which Word Does Not Belong?

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!