A rope is a group of yarns, plies, fibers or strands that are twisted or braided together into a larger and stronger form. Ropes have tensile strength and so can be used for dragging and lifting. Rope is thicker and stronger than similarly constructed cord, string, and twine.

Hawser-laid rope (Seaman's Pocket-Book, 1943)

A coil of right-handed laid three-strand rope
Construction of cable