cablegram

[ key-buhl-gram ]
/ ˈkeɪ bəlˌgræm /

noun

a telegram sent by underwater cable.

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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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