[ key-bling ]
/ ˈkeɪ blɪŋ /

noun Architecture.

decoration with cable moldings.
reedings set into the flutes of a column or pilaster.

Origin of cabling

First recorded in 1745–55; cable + -ing1

Definition for cabling (2 of 2)


[ key-buh l ]
/ ˈkeɪ bəl /


verb (used with object), ca·bled, ca·bling.

verb (used without object), ca·bled, ca·bling.

to send a message by cable.

Origin of cable

1175–1225; Middle English, probably < Old North French *cable < Late Latin capulum lasso; compare Latin capulāre to rope, halter (cattle), akin to capere to take

Related forms

ca·ble·like, adjectivere·ca·ble, verb, re·ca·bled, re·ca·bling.un·ca·bled, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for cabling


/ (ˈkeɪbəl) /



Word Origin for cable

C13: from Old Norman French, from Late Latin capulum halter
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