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ca·ble

 (kā′bəl)
n.
1.
a. A strong, large-diameter, heavy steel or fiber rope.
b. Something that resembles such steel or fiber rope.
2.
a. Electricity A bound or sheathed group of mutually insulated conductors.
b. A sheathed bundle of optical fibers.
3. Nautical
a. A heavy rope or chain for mooring or anchoring a ship.
b. A cable length.
4.
a. Cable television.
b. A similar service providing internet access.
5. A cablegram.
adj.
Of or relating to a subscription television or internet service that uses cables to carry signals between local distribution antennas and the subscriber's location.
v. ca·bled, ca·bling, ca·bles
v.tr.
1.
a. To send a cablegram to.
b. To transmit (a message) by telegraph.
2. To supply or fasten with a cable or cables.
v.intr.
To send a cablegram.

[Middle English, from Old North French, from Late Latin capulum, lasso, from Latin capere, to seize; see kap- in Indo-European roots.]

ca′bler n.
References in classic literature ?
They lived in his chateau, or rather had, until he had taken to firing the breakfast dishes at her; then she had cabled for help, and the old gentleman had gone over to find out what were his Grace's terms.
The manager of a mine in South Africa had cabled to the senior partner of his firm that the plant was uninjured.
As soon as they had reached the little port, D'Arnot had cabled his government of his safety, and requested a three- months' leave, which had been granted.