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cable

Pronunciation: /ˈkeɪbəl/

Translation of cable in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 countable/numerable [Electricity/Electricidad] [Nautical/Náutica] cable (masculine)
    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/numerable [Telecom] cable (masculine), telegrama (masculine) 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/verbo transitivo

  • [Telecom] [message/news] cablegrafiar*, telegrafiar* to cable sb enviarle* un cable a algn, telegrafiarle* a algn 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

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