cable

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Noun[change]

Singular
cable

Plural
cables

A steel wire rope; a cable
  1. A cable is a strong wire or rope that is often made out of metal.
    A strong cable held the two trees together.
  2. (technology) A cable can also be a cord that allows information to pass through.
    My internet wasn't working because a cable was unplugged.
  3. Sometimes cable is short for cable television.
    Do you have cable or satellite television?

Verb[change]

Plain form
cable

Third-person singular
cables

Past tense
cabled

Past participle
cabled

Present participle
cabling

  1. To cable something, you use strong wires to attach two things together.
    Cable the boats together so that they don't float away.