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Definition of "cables" [cables]

  • A strong thick rope, usually of twisted hemp or steel wire (noun)
  • 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)
  • Plural form of cable. (noun)

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  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of cable. (verb)

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Use "cables" in a sentence
  • "Eikenberry's reservations were reportedly spelled out in cables sent to U.S."
  • "The whole notion of creating a home network with servers, routers and cables is so complex as to be improbable for most people."
  • "He spent hours with thin cables threaded into his body, suspended from the rafters of his shop, practicing maneuvers under stress."