Meaning of CABLE in English

CABLE

[ca.ble] n, often attrib [ME, fr. ONF, fr. ML capulum lasso, fr. L capere to take--more at heave] (13c) 1 a: a strong rope esp. of

10. inches (25 centimeters) or more in circumference b: a cable-laid rope c: a wire rope or metal chain of great tensile strength d: a wire or wire rope by which force is exerted to control or operate a mechanism

2: cable length 3 a: an assembly of electrical conductors insulated from each other but laid up together usu. by being twisted around a central core b: cablegram; also: a radio message or telegram

4: something resembling or fashioned like a cable "a fiber-optic ~"

5: cable television

[2]cable vb ca.bled ; ca.bling vt (ca. 1500) 1: to fasten with or as if with a cable

2: to provide with cables

3: to telegraph by submarine cable

4: to make into a cable or into a form resembling a cable ~ vi: to communicate by a submarine cable

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