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cable's length

or cable length

noun
1.
a nautical unit of length equivalent to 720 feet (219 meters) in the U.S. Navy and 608 feet (185 meters) in the British Navy.
Also called cable.
Origin of cable's length
1545-1555
First recorded in 1545-55
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