Meaning of wire rope in English:

wire rope


  • A length of rope made from wires twisted together as strands.

    ‘a pair of parallel steel wire ropes’
    mass noun ‘the bridges were wire rope and wood affairs that swung in the slightest breeze’
    • ‘‘We were building a girder bridge when a wire rope broke,’ he said.’
    • ‘The manila rope would provide the necessary drilling motion and the wire rope, which was less expensive and more durable, would considerably reduce what was a major cost for the rig owner.’
    • ‘Ore was brought down, and both the men and the easily loaded freight traveled up in buckets suspended from their wire rope cables.’
    • ‘The effect is much like making wire rope: one strand is not all that strong, but they gain strength when they are twined together.’
    • ‘This morning in snowy Invergordon harbour, he and others were on deck in biting winds hauling in the big wire ropes that tether the ship.’