length of lay

length of lay

[′leŋkth əv ′lā]
(design engineering)
The distance measured along a line parallel to the axis of the rope in which the strand makes one complete turn about the axis of the rope, or the wires make a complete turn about the axis of the strand.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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