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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cable  \Ca"ble\  (k[=a]"b'l),  n.  [F.  c[^a]ble,  LL  capulum 
  caplum  a  rope,  fr  L.  capere  to  take  cf  D.,  Dan.,  &  G. 
  kabel,  from  the  French.  See  {Capable}.] 
  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  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. 
 
  3.  (Arch)  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}. 
 
  {Bower  cable},  the  cable  belonging  to  the  bower  anchor. 
 
  {Cable  road},  a  railway  on  which  the  cars  are  moved  by  a 
  continuously  running  endless  rope  operated  by  a  stationary 
  motor. 
 
  {Cable's  length},  the  length  of  a  ship's  cable.  Cables  in  the 
  merchant  service  vary  in  length  from  100  to  140  fathoms  or 
  more  but  as  a  maritime  measure,  a  cable's  length  is 
  either  120  fathoms  (720  feet),  or  about  100  fathoms  (600 
  feet,  an  approximation  to  one  tenth  of  a  nautical  mile). 
 
 
  {Cable  tier}. 
  a  That  part  of  a  vessel  where  the  cables  are  stowed. 
  b  A  coil  of  a  cable. 
 
  {Sheet  cable},  the  cable  belonging  to  the  sheet  anchor. 
 
  {Stream  cable},  a  hawser  or  rope,  smaller  than  the  bower 
  cables,  to  moor  a  ship  in  a  place  sheltered  from  wind  and 
  heavy  seas. 
 
  {Submarine  cable}.  See  {Telegraph}. 
 
  {To  pay  out  the  cable},  {To  veer  out  the  cable},  to  slacken 
  it  that  it  may  run  out  of  the  ship;  to  let  more  cable  run 
  out  of  the  hawse  hole. 
 
  {To  serve  the  cable},  to  bind  it  round  with  ropes,  canvas, 
  etc.,  to  prevent  its  being  worn  or  galled  in  the  hawse, 
  et 
 
  {To  slip  the  cable},  to  let  go  the  end  on  board  and  let  it 
  all  run  out  and  go  overboard,  as  when  there  is  not  time  to 
  weigh  anchor.  Hence  in  sailor's  use  to  die. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cable  \Ca"ble\  (k[=a]"b'l),  v.  t. 
  1.  To  fasten  with  a  cable. 
 
  2.  (Arch.)  To  ornament  with  cabling.  See  {Cabling}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cable  \Ca"ble\,  v.  t.  &  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cabled}  (-b'ld);  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Cabling}  (-bl[o^]ng).] 
  To  telegraph  by  a  submarine  cable  [Recent] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cable 
  n  1:  a  telegram  sent  abroad  [syn:  {cablegram},  {overseas  telegram}] 
  2:  an  electrical  conductor  connecting  telephones  or  television 
  or  power  stations  [syn:  {electrical  cable},  {line},  {transmission 
  line}] 
  3:  a  very  strong  suspension  bridge;  made  of  wire 
  4:  a  nautical  unit  of  depth  [syn:  {cable  length},  {cable's 
  length}] 
  5:  television  that  is  transmitted  over  cable  directly  to  the 
  receiver  [syn:  {cable  television}] 
  6:  a  television  system  transmitted  over  cables  [syn:  {cable 
  television},  {cable  system},  {cable  television  service}] 
  v  1:  send  cables,  wires,  or  telegrams  [syn:  {telegraph},  {wire}] 
  2:  fasten  with  a  cable;  "cable  trees" 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Cable,  OH 
  Zip  code(s):  43009 
  Cable,  WI 
  Zip  code(s):  54821 




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