or cable length
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.
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What does “vacillate” mean?
Also called cable.
Origin of cable's length
First recorded in 1545–55
Words nearby cable's length
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