cable

Part of speech: verb

To fasten, as by a cable.

Part of speech: verb

To send a message by submarine telegraph.

Part of speech: noun

A heavy rope or chain, as for an anchor, etc.

Part of speech: noun

A cable's length, 100 fathoms.

Part of speech: noun

An insulated telegraph wire or wires, as for a submarine telegraph.

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Usage examples "cable":

  1. But Cable was proud of his wife. - "Jane Cable", George Barr McCutcheon.
  2. The laying of this cable is a somewhat difficult matter, because the success of the enterprise does not depend upon the animal's industry alone. - "The Life of the Spider", J. Henri Fabre.
  3. The Atlantic cable had been open for some time, but it is doubtful if it had yet carried so long a private cable as I sent that day. - "Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie", Andrew Carnegie.