Translation of cable in English:
nombre masculino/masculine noun
- 1 1.1 [Electricidad/Electricity] [Telecom] cable andar con or tener los cables pelados (Cono Sur/Southern Cone) [familiar/colloquial] to be around the bend [familiar/colloquial] cruzársele or (México/Mexico) cuatrapeársele los cables a algn [familiar/colloquial], se me cruzaron los cables I got mixed up 1.2 (para levantar, tirar) cable el cable del ancla the anchor chain echarle un cable a algn [familiar/colloquial] to help sb out, give sb a hand
cable de abastecimiento
- [Electricidad/Electricity] supply line
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