- A large, strong rope or chain, of considerable length, used
to retain a vessel at anchor, and for other purposes. It is made of
hemp, of steel wire, or of iron links.
- A rope of steel wire, or copper wire, usually covered with
some protecting or insulating substance; as, the cable of a suspension
bridge; a telegraphic cable.
- A molding, shaft of a column, or any other member of convex,
rounded section, made to resemble the spiral twist of a rope; -- called
also cable molding. - To fasten with a cable.
- To ornament with cabling. See Cabling. - To telegraph by a submarine cable