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Definition of cable:

  1. A large, strong rope or chain, of considerable length, used to retain a vessel at anchor, and for other purposes. It is made of hemp, of steel wire, or of iron links.
  2. A molding, shaft of a column, or any other member of convex, rounded section, made to resemble the spiral twist of a rope; - called also cable molding.
  3. A rope of steel wire, or copper wire, usually covered with some protecting or insulating substance; as, the cable of a suspension bridge; a telegraphic cable.
  4. To fasten with a cable.
  5. To ornament with cabling. See Cabling.
  6. To telegraph by a submarine cable


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  • cord (part of speech: noun)
    • preformed cable, 
    • chain
    • wire twist

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