American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Made of three ropes of three strands each, twisted together counterclockwise.
- cable + the past participle of to lay (Wiktionary)
“Section H includes a full "rigging schedule," detailing the length and circumference of each rope and line, along with the type and number of blocks used, the location it belays to, and specific information on each rope (whether it was tarred, cable-laid, wormed, etc.)”
“GIGANTEA), whose great leaves and cable-laid stems made quite reef-like breaks in the heaving waste of restless sea.”
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