Translation of "cable" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /ˈkeɪ·bl/ us /ˈkeɪ·bəl/

B1 [ no plural ] the system of sending television programmes or phone signals along wires in the ground

cable TV

a wire that carries electricity or phone signals


a metal rope


(Translation of “cable” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /ˈkeibl/

(a) strong rope or chain for hauling or tying anything, especially a ship

The train is pulled by cables up the mountain.

(a set of) wires for carrying electric current or signals

They are laying a new electricity cable under the street.

(a rope made of) strands of metal wound together for supporting a bridge etc

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.

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.

(Translation of “cable” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)