from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Made in the manner of a hawser. Cf. cable-laid, and see Illust. of cordage.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Made of three small ropes laid up into one, as, formerly, small running rigging, shrouds, etc., or, now, cables and tow-lines.
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