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Noun: cable  key-bul
  1. A telegram sent abroad
    - cablegram, overseas telegram
  2. A conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power
    - line, transmission line
  3. A very strong thick rope made of twisted hemp or steel wire
  4. A nautical unit of depth
    - cable length, cable's length
  5. Television that is transmitted over cable directly to the receiver
    - cable television
  6. A television system that transmits over cables
    - cable television, cable system, cable television service
Verb: cable  key-bul
  1. (telegraphy) send cables, wires, or telegrams
    - telegraph, wire
  2. Fasten with a cable
    "cable trees"

Derived forms: cables, cabled, cabling

Type of: boob tube [N. Amer, informal], box [Brit, informal], conductor, fasten, fix, goggle box [Brit, informal], idiot box [N. Amer, informal], linear measure, linear unit, rope, secure, telecasting, telecommunicate, telegram, television, television receiver, television set, television system, telly [Brit, informal], TV, tv set, video, wire

Part of: phone system, suspension bridge, telephone system

Encyclopedia: Cable, Ohio