What is cable?

  • (verb): Fasten with a cable.
    Example: "Cable trees"
    See also — Additional definitions below


A cable is most often two or more wires running side by side and bonded, twisted or braided together to form a single assembly, but can also refer to a heavy strong rope. In mechanics cables, otherwise known as wire ropes, are used for lifting, hauling and towing or conveying force through tension. In electrical engineering cables are used to carry electric currents. An optical cable contains one or more optical fibers in a protective jacket that supports the fibers.

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More definitions of "cable":

  • (noun): A very strong thick rope made of twisted hemp or steel wire.
  • (noun): Television that is transmitted over cable directly to the receiver.
    Synonyms: cable television
  • (verb): Send cables, wires, or telegrams.
    Synonyms: telegraph, wire
  • (noun): A conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power.
    Synonyms: line, transmission line

Famous quotes containing the word cable:

    To be where little cable cars climb halfway to the stars.
    Douglass Cross (b. 1920)