Made from strands of old or used rope. Used of rope.
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1. (Nautical Terms) made from strands of used rope
2. (Textiles) made from old or used material or retwisted yarn
[C16: from lay1 (in the sense: to twist together)]
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1. made from strands of used rope.
2. made from makeshift or used material.
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