hoisting rope

hoisting rope
Flexible wire rope for lifting purposes, generally being of six strands with 19 wires in each strand and in most cases having a hemp rope at the center. Also called wire rope

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  • fall rope — noun : a rope used for hoisting (as in a derrick) …   Useful english dictionary

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