a device consisting of a flexible wire that is pressed at one end to trip a shutter mechanism on a camera.
Origin of cable release
First recorded in 1955–60
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British Dictionary definitions for cable release
a short length of flexible cable, used to operate the shutter of a camera without shaking it
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