Nautical A unit of length equal to 720 feet (220 meters) in the United States and 608 feet (185 meters) in England.(noun)
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Use "cable length" in a sentence
"Slowly Altmark lost way and started to walldw gently while the Graf Spee manoeuvred to within a cable length and stopped."