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
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- adjective nautical Consisting of
strands twistedtogether in the ordinaryway.
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