What does the word cable mean?

Usage examples for cable

  1. But Cable was proud of his wife. – Jane Cable by 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 by 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 by Andrew Carnegie