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American English: /ˈkeɪbəl/
British English: /ˈkeɪb(ə)l/

Translation of cable in Spanish:


  • 1 countable (Electricity, Nautical)
    Example sentences
    • She still reached her convoy rendezvous in Loch Ewe on time, but while waiting for sailing orders lost her starboard anchor when the cable snapped.
    • It was a good team effort with one man only missing out by metres before the second diver found the cable and eventually the anchor.
    • Their task was to cut the cables anchoring a boom and antishipping net stretched across the river directly under the machine guns and cannons in a fort overlooking the river.
    Example sentences
    • We still await a decision on the sensitive issue of the on-site over-head high voltage electricity cables.
    • Power bosses have agreed to replace underground electricity cables to help improve poor supply following a spate of power cuts in Westhoughton.
    • Installation of underground electricity cables is 97 percent complete but a change of plans is causing a delay to the final completion of the project.
  • 2 countable (Telecommunications) to receive/send a cable
    recibir/enviar un cable or telegrama
    Example sentences
    • No one with any sense ever supposed that telephone calls or telegrams or cables were private.
    • Before leaving he sent a cable to Hawthorne.
    • And after three or four days I sent a cable to Athens that I wouldn't be able to speak at the University of Athens.

transitive verb

  • (Telecommunications)
    to cable somebody
    enviarle un cable a alguien
    telegrafiarle a alguien
    I'll cable New York for money
    enviaré un cable or telegrafiaré a Nueva York pidiendo dinero
    she cabled me $2,000
    me envió un giro (telegráfico) de 2.000 dólares
    Example sentences
    • Patrick had slipped next door and got their groom to cable him with an urgent message to pick Master Adam up at the station as he was returning earlier than planned.
    • When her father cabled her with a whole dollar to support this adventure, she returned to America to study psychology at Berkeley.
    • But before the war was quite over Shell cabled me, ‘Can you possibly get released?’
    Example sentences
    • I wish to cable an urgent telegram to the President.
    • On October 22nd, the commissar for the western front cabled a message to him that said: ‘There is nothing left but to give up.’
    • However, he cabled a message to the Vice-Admiral inquiring his views of the possibility of rushing the Dardanelles.
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