- a thick hawser made of rope, strands of metal wire, or chain.
- cable's length.
verb (used with object), ca·bled, ca·bling.
verb (used without object), ca·bled, ca·bling.
Origin of cable
Related formsca·ble·like, adjectivere·ca·ble, verb, re·ca·bled, re·ca·bling.un·ca·bled, adjective
Definition for cable (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for cable
Almost all of the network and cable news channels said that they would not be showing the cartoons either.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Well, one expert I talked to said that physically it involves little more than a $20 cable.Red Tape and Black Boxes: Why We Keep ‘Losing’ Airliners in 2014|Clive Irving|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
HBOGo has become such a massive success for cable network HBO that they will start to offer the service as a stand-alone option.
Then again, cable news ratings are down more or less across the board, and Americans find much of the media untrustworthy.
You would not know it by listening to cable news pundits, and no politician will ever admit it.
As soon as he discovered his mistake he slipped his cable, got under sail, and ordered his men to arms, declaring it was "a bite."The Monarchs of the Main, Volume III (of 3)|Walter Thornbury
As soon as the election was over, our people began to cable me to come home and take charge.The Plum Tree|David Graham Phillips
The telegraph-house at the Newfoundland end was some two miles from the beach, and connected to the cable by a land-line.The Story of The Atlantic Cable|Charles Bright
One cable crosses to Iviça, another continues on to Mallorca, and a third crosses to this island.The Recipe for Diamonds|Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne
Several hours later, both boats stood in for the San Mateo shore, and dropped anchor not more than a cable's-length away.The Cruise of the Dazzler|Jack London
British Dictionary definitions for cable
- 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)