decoration with cable moldings.
reedings set into the flutes of a column or pilaster.
a heavy, strong rope.
a very strong rope made of strands of metal wire, as used to support cable cars or suspension bridges.
a cord of metal wire used to operate or pull a mechanism.

a thick hawser made of rope, strands of metal wire, or chain.
cable’s length.

Electricity. an insulated electrical conductor, often in strands, or a combination of electrical conductors insulated from one another.
cable television.
Architecture. one of a number of reedings set into the flutes of a column or pilaster.
to send (a message) by cable.
to send a cablegram to.
to fasten with a cable.
to furnish with a cable.
to join (cities, parts of a country, etc.) by means of a cable television network:
The state will be completely cabled in a few years.
to send a message by cable.
to cable-stitch.
Historical Examples

The Five Arrows Allan Chase
Facing the German Foe Colonel James Fiske
In Flanders Fields and Other Poems John McCrae
The Boer in Peace and War Arthur M. Mann
The Curved Blades Carolyn Wells
Edgar Saltus: The Man Marie Saltus
Cappy Ricks Retires Peter B. Kyne
Lord Loveland Discovers America C. N. Williamson
All About Coffee William H. Ukers
The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind Herbert George Wells

a strong thick rope, usually of twisted hemp or steel wire
(nautical) an anchor chain or rope

a unit of distance in navigation, equal to one tenth of a sea mile (about 600 feet)
Also called cable length, cable’s length. a unit of length in nautical use that has various values, including 100 fathoms (600 feet)

a wire or bundle of wires that conducts electricity: a submarine cable See also coaxial cable
Also called overseas telegram, international telegram, cablegram. a telegram sent abroad by submarine cable, radio, communications satellite, or by telephone line
See cable stitch
short for cable television
to send (a message) to (someone) by cable
(transitive) to fasten or provide with a cable or cables
(transitive) to supply (a place) with or link (a place) to cable television


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