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Definition of "cable" [ca•ble]

  • A strong, large-diameter, heavy steel or fiber rope. (noun)
  • Something that resembles such steel or fiber rope. (noun)
  • Electricity A bound or sheathed group of mutually insulated conductors. (noun)
  • Nautical A heavy rope or chain for mooring or anchoring a ship. (noun)
  • Nautical A cable length. (noun)
  • A strong thick rope, usually of twisted hemp or steel wire (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • An anchor chain or rope (noun)
  • A unit of distance in navigation, equal to one tenth of a sea mile (about 600 feet) (noun)
  • A unit of length in nautical use that has various values, including 100 fathoms (600 feet) (noun)
  • A wire or bundle of wires that conducts electricity (noun)
  • A telegram sent abroad by submarine cable, radio, communications satellite, or by telephone line (noun)
  • To send (a message) to (someone) by cable (verb)
  • To fasten or provide with a cable or cables (verb)
  • To supply (a place) with or link (a place) to cable television (verb)

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Use "cable" in a sentence
  • "Whether their cable from the Cape to Australia shall prove a stumbling-block in the way of the all-British State-owned cable, is a matter that rests entirely with the people of Great Britain and the Colonies."
  • "Now that I have the digital converter the cable is always going out. “low signals” FUCK COMCAST."
  • "For Windows or Mac users, not having the cable is a definite advantage."