braided line

1. n. [Well Workover and Intervention]
A type of multistrand wireline used for slickline applications in which higher tension or weight-carrying ability is required. The most common size of braided line is 3/16-in. diameter, although special heavy applications use 1/4-in. and 5/16-in. sizes. When larger sizes are used, it may be necessary to kill the well due to the effect of wellhead pressure on the relatively large cross-sectional area of the line entering the wellbore.