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The name given to a left-handed loop when coiling down wire rope right handed. Wire rope, especially in long lengths, does not absorb turns as easily as fibre rope, and if the wire being coiled is not free to revolve during coiling, it will become twisted. An occasional left-handed loop introduced into the coil will counteract the twists.

Frenchman

Subjects: Maritime History.


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