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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Made of three strands laid together with a right-hand twist. Used of a rope.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Nautical, noting a rope composed of three strands laid together right-handed, that is, from left to right, or with the sun, or with the revolution of the hands of a clock.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Naut.) Consisting of strands twisted together in the ordinary way. See Illust. of cordage.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective nautical Consisting of strands twisted together in the ordinary way.

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