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Definition of cable
1a thick rope of wire or nonmetallic fiber, typically used for construction, mooring ships, and towing vehicles. the chain of a ship’s anchor. Nautical a length of 200 yards (182.9 m) or (in the US) 240 yards (219.4 m). (also cable molding) Architecture a molding resembling twisted rope. 2an insulated wire or wires having a protective casing and used for transmitting electricity or telecommunication signals:an underground cable transatlantic phone calls went by cable
verb [with object]
1contact or send a message to (someone) by cablegram. transmit (a message) by cablegram. [no object] send a cablegram:we cabled to a boat at sea, asking it to stop 2provide (an area or community) with power lines or with the equipment necessary for cable television. 3 Architecture decorate (a structure) with rope-shaped moldings.