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cable

noun /ˈkeibl/
(a) strong rope or chain for hauling or tying anything, especially a ship
cable
The train is pulled by cables up the mountain.
(a set of) wires for carrying electric current or signals
cable
They are laying a new electricity cable under the street.
(a rope made of) strands of metal wound together for supporting a bridge etc
cable
A total of 18 steel cables support the suspension bridge.
(also cablegram) a telegram sent by cable
cablegrama, telegrama
Richard had sent her a cable from Istanbul.
cable television
televisión por cable
Do you have cable in your apartment?
cable car noun a vehicle that moves up and down a mountain, cliff etc by means of a cable.
teleférico
You can travel by cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain.
cable television noun ( cable TV) a system of broadcasting television programmes by cable
televisión por cable
(also adjective) a cable TV channel.
(Definition of cable from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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