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Definition of "cablegram" [ca•ble•gram]

  • A telegram sent by submarine cable. (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.

Use "cablegram" in a sentence
  • "PRESIDENT BRACE: On Monday I received a cablegram from the Honourable Howard Ferguson, regretting that it would be impossible for him to get back to England to keep his engagement with us and to speak from London to His Honour, the Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario."
  • "In the 816-word cablegram, FDR said he was concerned about situations of extraordinary importance to both countries."
  • "Ceylon, a six-hundred-word cablegram describing the habits and characteristics of the minute insect which caused the blight reached"