[ key-blit ]
/ ˈkeɪ blɪt /


a small cable, especially a cablelaid rope under 10 inches (25 cm) in circumference.

Origin of cablet

First recorded in 1565–75; cable + -et Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cablet

  • The same as cablet; it coils against the sun, or to the left hand.

    The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
  • The direction in which its strands are twisted; hawser is right-handed; cablet left-handed.

    The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
  • Then he found himself in a four-oared Cablet and the Sea became very Rough.

    People You Know|George Ade

British Dictionary definitions for cablet

/ (ˈkeɪblɪt) /


a small cable, esp a cable-laid rope that has a circumference of less than 25 centimetres (ten inches)
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