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cable tier

[′kā·bəl ‚tir]
(naval architecture)
The part of a ship used to store spare rigging and cables.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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