Definition of cable:

part of speech: noun

A rope or chain which holds a ship to her anchor.

part of speech: noun

A strong rope or chain which ties anything, especially a ship to her anchor: a nautical measure of 100 fathoms.

part of speech: verb

To fasten with a cable; to send by submarine telegraph.

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