from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Made of three ropes of three strands each, twisted together counterclockwise.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Comprising three ropes, each containing three strands twisted together, laid together left-handed.
- adj. Twisted after the manner of a cable.
cable + the past participle of to lay (Wiktionary)