cablegram

[ key-buh l-gram ]
/ ˈkeɪ bəlˌgræm /

noun

a telegram sent by underwater cable.

Nearby words

  1. cable-laid,
  2. cable-ready,
  3. cable-stayed bridge,
  4. cable-stitch,
  5. cablecast,
  6. cablelaid,
  7. cablephoto,
  8. cablese,
  9. cablet,
  10. cablevision

Origin of cablegram

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70; cable + (tele)gram

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British Dictionary definitions for cablegram

cablegram

/ (ˈkeɪbəlˌɡræm) /

noun

a more formal name for cable (def. 5)
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