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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.

cabler

(ˈkeɪbələ)
n
a cable broadcasting company
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