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Definitions of cable:

part of speech: noun

A strong rope or chain which ties anything, especially a ship to her anchor: a nautical measure of 100 fathoms.

part of speech: noun

A rope or chain of various degrees of thickness, used in ships; a cable's- length, 720 feet.

part of speech: verb transitive

To fasten with a cable; to send by submarine telegraph.

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To pair off, to separate from a company in pairs; in Parliament, applied to two members of opposite political opinions when they agree to absent themselves from divisions of the House for a specified time in order to neutralise each other's votes; the term is similarly applied to electors, & c., of opposite views who agree mutually to refrain from voting. ...

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