Direction the wires and strands rotate


Related Terms

NONSTRANDED ROPE

A wire rope with the wires in concentric sheaths instead of in strands, and in opposite directions in the different sheaths, giving the rope nonspinning properties. Also known as nonspinning rope.

MONOCABLE

[MECHENG] An aerial rope way that uses one rope to both support and haul a load.

MECHANICAL SPLICE

A splice made to terminate wire rope by pressing one or more metal sleeves over the rope junction.

LENGTH OF LAY

The distance measured along a line parallel to the axis of the rope in which the strand makes one complete turn about the axis of the rope, or the wires make a complete turn about the axis of the strand.

LEFT-LAID

The lay of a wire or fiber rope or cable in which the individual wires or fibers in the strands are twisted to the right and the left-laid leg strands to the left. Also known as left-handed;

LANG LAY

A wire rope lay in which the wires of each strand are twisted in the same direction as the strands.

INDEPENDENT WIRE-ROPE CORE

A core of steel in a wire rope made in accordance with the best practice and design, either bright (uncoated) galvanized or drawn galvanized wire.

BOLTROPE

A strong rope stitched to edges of a sail

CORDAGE

Ropes in the rigging of a ship

BELAY

To secure a rope by winding on a pin or cleat

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