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Definition of "cable" []

  • 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)

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 "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."