Telegraph cable

Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Telegraph cable: Atlantic Cable
a telegraphic cable consisting of several conducting wires, inclosed by an insulating and protecting material, so as to bring the wires into compact compass for use on poles, or to form a strong cable impervious to water, to be laid under ground, as in a town or city, or under water, as in the ocean.

See also: Telegraph

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
But his naive reasoning forgot to take into account the telegraph cable reposing on the bottom of the very Gulf up which he had turned that ship which he imagined himself to have saved from destruction.
1850: The Channel telegraph cable was finally laid between Dover and Cap Gris Nez.
This included surveying route for the first nsatlantic telegraph cable, as l as providing vital supplies in a humanitarian effort to help the i it l fW tG l dInuit people of West Greenland.
All welcome 25 Scottish Country Dancing for adult dancers, St Andrew's Primary, Dumfries, 7.30-9.30pm 26 Scottish Country Dancing beginners and experienced adult dancers, Laurieknowe Primary, Dumfries, 7.30-9.30pm 26 Lockerbie Accordion & Fiddle Club, club night, Mid Annandale Comrades Club, 7.30pm 26Talk by Graham Roberts, archivist on Sir James Anderson laying the telegraph cable to America, Kirkton Hall, 10.30am 28 Kirkton OldTyme Dance Group, weekly dance class with live music, tuition and refreshments, KirktonVillage Hall, 7.30pm MARCH 1 Heritage Group talk by Graham Roberts on Dumfries in the time of Burns, Kirkton Hall, 7.30pm 1Whist drive at Catherinefield Court, Locharbriggs, 7.30pm.
Cyrus Field's Big Dream: The Daring Effort to Lay the First Transatlantic Telegraph Cable. Calkins Creek/Boyds Mills, September 2018.
Gutta percha was the latex collected from trees growing in parts of Southeast Asia that was used during the 19th century to insulate telegraph cable so they could be laid across the ocean floor to create a global communication network.
1842 - The first telegraph cable is laid by Samuel Morse in New York harbour.
He was fortunate to meet Cyrus Field in London, and Field arranged for Sterne to be employed in his endeavor to lay the transatlantic telegraph cable. This high-profile project enabled him to establish himself in London as an enterprising and resourceful engineer.
A work called Power Line also resembled a telegraph cable, raising the issue of communication as mediated by technology.
Whitman's enthusiasm regarding the laying of the first trans-Atlantic telegraph cable, for example, expressed in a series of editorials in August 1858 and collected in the "Moral Suasion" section, reflects the poet's fascination with technology and its ability to connect people, and the series foreshadows his celebration of these topics in numerous poems.
"Our country has a long history in the telecommunications sector as in 1871, the first submarine telegraph cable was laid between Cyprus and Syria, from Ayios Theodoros to Lattakia," the minister said.
Lee, professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University, placed the birth of electrical engineering near the time of the completion of the first trans-Atlantic telegraph cable. The effort was driven in part by Cyrus West Field, who had made a fortune turning around a failing paper mill.