Meaning of CABLE in English

CABLE

■ noun

1》 a thick rope of wire or hemp, typically used for construction, mooring ships, and towing vehicles.

↘the chain of a ship's anchor.

↘(also ~ moulding ) Architecture a moulding resembling twisted rope.

2》 an insulated wire or wires having a protective casing and used for transmitting electricity or telecommunication signals.

3》 a ~gram.

4》 Nautical a length of 200 yards (182.9 m) or (in the US) 240 yards (219.4 m).

■ verb

1》 dated send a ~gram to.

2》 provide (an area) with power lines or other equipment necessary for ~ television.

Origin

ME: from an Anglo-Norman Fr. var. of OFr. chable , from late L. capulum 'halter'.

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