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cable British & World English

A thick rope of wire or hemp used for construction, mooring ships, and towing vehicles

cable English Thesaurus

a thick cable moored the ship to the dock

cable New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

200 yards (182.9 m) or (in the US) 240 yards (219.4 m)

cable car British & World English

A transport system, typically one travelling up and down a mountain, in which cabins are suspended on a continuous moving cable driven by a motor at one end of the route

pay cable British & World English

A cable television service available on a subscription basis

cable-knit British & World English

(Of a garment) knitted using cable stitch

cable-laid British & World English

(Of rope) made of three triple strands

cable modem British & World English

A type of modem that connects a computer or local network to broadband Internet service through the same cable that supplies cable television service

cable-ready British & World English

Adapted for cable television

cable tier British & World English

A place in a ship for stowing a coiled cable

cable railway British & World English

A railway along which carriages are drawn by a continuous cable

cable release British & World English

A cable attached to the shutter release of a camera, allowing the photographer to open the shutter without touching or moving the camera

cable stitch British & World English

A combination of knitted stitches resembling twisted rope

jumper cable British & World English

North American term for jump lead.

ribbon cable British & World English

A cable for transmitting electronic signals consisting of several insulated wires connected together to form a flat ribbon

cable television British & World English

A system in which television programmes are transmitted to the sets of subscribers by cable rather than by a broadcast signal

fibre-optic cable British & World English

A cable made of thin flexible fibres of glass, used for transmitting information in the form of light signals, chiefly in telecommunications

cable-stayed bridge British & World English

A bridge in which the weight of the deck is supported by a number of cables running directly to one or more towers

cable moulding in cable British & World English

A moulding resembling twisted rope

extension lead in extension British & World English

A length of electric cable which permits the use of appliances at some distance from a fixed socket


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